Confronting Hate: 2019 Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops’ Dialogue
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 5:30 PM
Churches and schools across our state are not immune to the rise of racist theology and rhetoric. So how do we, as Christians, confront this hate in our pews and classrooms?
Recognizing the Church's role in confronting hate and working toward healing, the Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops is hosting an interactive dialogue on this topic.
Over the past few years, the Rev. Callie Walpole (Subdean and Vicar of Grace Episcopal Church, Charleston) and the Rev. Kylon Middleton (Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church, Charleston) have brought their churches - and the Charleston community - together for a weekly book study. Born out of the pain and trauma of the Mother Emanuel shooting, this ongoing work has deepened the relationships between Grace, Mt. Zion, and their communities, and serves as a model for congregations looking to create space for difficult conversations.
Walpole and Middleton will show us how their Tuesday Book Study model works, facilitate a discussion around a selected text, and lead our dialogue on the Church's response to hatred and violence.
This year’s Dialogue takes place during the 2019 Equity Summit, an event hosted by the South Carolina Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation at the University of South Carolina.The Equity Summit will create a space for those actively engaged in race equity and inclusion efforts across the southeast to learn from each other. Registration for the Equity Summit is free, and you can choose to register for just the Dialogue, or for other events during the Summit.