Upcoming Events:

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"True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality" follows 30 years of Equal Justice Initiative’s work on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. The film won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Social Issue Documentary, and is the winner of the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications’s 26th annual Vision Award and a Peabody Award. (From the eji.org description of the documentary)

 

The Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Team would like to invite you to a viewing and discussion of the documentary “True Justice” on Sunday evening, December 5. This event will consist of two parts online: a watch event at 5 p.m., followed by a 20 minute break, and discussion at 7 p.m. You can learn more about the documentary and even watch it prior to the event at eji.org/projects/true-justice/. To access either or both of the parts of the event you must register for free using the button below.   

 

Prior to watching the movie, either on your own or as a part of our watch event, it might be helpful to think about these questions:

  • How much do I know about mass incarceration and what it even is?

  • What are my personal beliefs about why people are poor?

  • What stereotypes and biases do I harbor about people who are or were formerly incarcerated?

  • How have I personally, or as a part of my faith group or organization, been complicit in racial injustice?

  • What are my feelings about the current state of the criminal justice system?

 

We look forward to seeing you on December 5!

Upper Midwest School of Ministry

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Upcoming Classes:

Theology II

Instructor: Dr. Bryan Feille

Dates: January 17, 2022-end of February, Monday evenings at 7 p.m.

Where: Online

Text: "A Different Jesus to Believe In" by Jan Linn (copies will be mailed to participants after enrolling)

CMEP Retreat:

Retreat Theme: to be determined

Dates: May 13-14, 2022

Where: Christian Conference Center

Save the date for the 2022 Ministers Institute! This annual event will be taking place in hybrid format this year with options to attend in person at the Christian Conference Center or virtually. Both options will include opportunities for clergy to learn (and earn continuing education hours), worship, fellowship, and relax. The event will begin on Jan. 24 and close on Jan. 25, with an option to stay through the 26th for an additional education session meeting the anti-racism/pro-reconciliation experience requirement.

 

For more information, please visit the MI 2022 webpage.

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