Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in North Bethesda, MD, is hosting a three-part seminar series titled “Theology, Racism and Christian Practice: How Shall We Respond?” in February, March and May. The series is sponsored by Saint Mark Church, Presbyterian Outlook, National Capital Presbytery and the Institute of Radical Reconciliation.
The first portion of the series, “The Origin of Race,” was held Feb. 10-11. The Friday program featured a presentation by Dr. Willie Jennings followed by a question-and-answer period. The Saturday portion included a panel with Dr. Jennings, Dr. Paul Roberts and the Rev. Denise Anderson, the Co-Moderator for the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
The second leg of the series, “The Cross and the Lynching Tree,” will be held on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. and will include a presentation by Dr. James Cone followed by response and discussion.
The final portion of the series will be held in May with Raleigh, NC, Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown. The specific date and event details are still to be determined.
The cost for the February and March forums is $25 per person per event, but a discount rate of $40 is available for both events. Cost includes catered reception.