The 10th annual Damascus Road Anti-racism Analysis Training for the greater Philadelphia region will be held at Vietnamese Mennonite Church, February 27- March 1, 2009.
The training, derived from the Damascus Road Anti-Racism Process of Mennonite Central Committee US, is designed to equip participants with a biblical basis and an analytic framework for dismantling systemic racism in the church and church related organizations and ministries. This event will help participants lay the groundwork for the long-term work of dismantling racism in congregations, conferences and institutions by training teams, leaders, and supporters from those organizations.
The School for Leadership Formation is a co-sponsor of the event, which is recommended for all conference, congregational, Conference Related Ministry & Partner In Mission leaders; it is open to everyone interested in this work. Dismantling systemic racism is an integral part of Franconia Conference’s vision to be missional, intercultural, and transformational in every aspect of ministry.
For more information, in English and Spanish, on this training; including registration, directions, schedule and lodging; visit damascusroad.mosaicmennonites.org.
The Damascus Road Process of Mennonite Central Committee US provides antiracism educating, organizing, and consulting through congregational and institutional antiracism teams throughout the United States. Additional training and spiritual retreats are available for new and current teams.
Other sponsors for this event include: Blooming Glen Mennonite’s Damascus Road Antiracism Team, Nueva Vida Norristown New Life’s Stand Together Ministry Team, and Philadelphia Urban Ministry Partnership (PUMP), Crossroads Community Center, Kingdom Builders Anabaptist Network, Mennonite Central Committee East Coast, Mennonite Central Committee Philadelphia, Vietnamese Mennonite Church, and White Anti-Racists Caucus East.
For additional information or for comments or questions please contact the event coordinator, Sharon Williams at 610-277-1729 or SharonW@DesignForMinistry.com.