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February 20, 2019

Race & the American Church

As our nation continues to struggle with racial unity, Christians are uniquely positioned to make a change. Author and thought-leader Jemar Tisby brings an eye-opening evaluation of the role the church has played in working for and against racial justice.  He challenges us to freely acknowledge the injuries that exist and begin the healing process as we create an equitable environment among God’s people.

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Jemar Tisby
Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby is president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective where he writes about race, religion, and culture. He is the co-host of the Pass the Mic podcast and has spoken nationwide at conferences. His writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and CNN. He is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Mississippi with a focus on race, religion, and social movements in the twentieth century.

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Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks is the Teaching Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area.    Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.

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