Bishop's Study Group:
Pursuing Racial Reconciliation through Scripture, Film, Word, and Prayer
Six Tuesday evenings, Jan. 5 - Feb. 9, 2021
Registration for this study group is now full.
This six-week study group will focus on building a spiritual and theological response to racial injustice. Bishop Hughes believes it will take a deep and persevering faith to maintain the sustained pressure needed to end systemic racism and white supremacy.
We will study Philippians each week. Paul’s words to the discouraged church in Philippi will inform our study of various books, articles, film, poetry, sermons, and music. Our objective will be to develop the tools needed to become the Beloved Community. Because each session will build on the work of the previous session, plan on attending four out of the six sessions to participate in the study group.
Because each session will build on the work of the previous session, plan on attending four out of the six sessions to participate in the study group.
Preparation for this session
- Read Philippians 2
- Read John Newton’s biography entry. Open attachments at bottom of the webpage to read his account of slavery and original lyrics of Amazing Grace.
- Read Frederick Douglass' Fourth of July Address
- Read William Lloyd Garrison's 1854 speech, No Compromise with the Evil of Slavery
- Read Angelina Grimke's Address to the Massachusetts Legislature, 1938
- Read Angelina Grimke Weld's speech at Pennsylvania Hall
- Read Sojourner Truth's 1851 speech, Ain't I a Woman?
- Partake in one spiritual practice daily
- Partake in one activity of racial justice or racial healing daily
Please bring a Bible and Book of Common Prayer to every session. The full BCP is also online at bcponline.org.