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Recognizing God’s Call to Live as A Pro-Reconciling Church: An Anti-Racism Training

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PRAR5 PM Friday October 30, 2015


Noon Sunday November 1, 2015


Maria House at Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center

2001 Waukegan Road
Techny, Illinois 60082
Phone 847 – 272 – 1100


Dwight Bailey – Dwight is the recent Interim Pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pontiac, IL. He has served on the CCIW Regional PRAR Team since 1998 and currently serves as Co- Chair. He was part of the Regional Ministry Team from 1991 – 1999. Dwight received anti-racism training through the Cross Roads program and the Core Trainers of the CCIW Reconciliation Office. He is currently on the CCIW Regional Council and has served on various Regional Committees. Prior to 1991, Dwight’s ministry focused on higher education in Fort Worth and Austin, TX, Lawrence, KS, and Normal, IL. Dwight believes in the healing of God for the church and that church participation in the broken systems needs examination and healing.

Martha Herrin – Martha is a retired teacher and lay church leader residing in Stewardson, Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Oakland City University, Oakland City, Indiana, and her Master of Arts from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Martha has taught in Indiana, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, and Illinois. She is a member of the Anti-Racism Team of the Christian Church in Illinois and Wisconsin and a Core Organizer/Trainer for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Pro-Reconciliation/ Anti-Racism Initiative. Martha is a member of Marshall Avenue Christian Church in Mattoon, IL. She married Burley Herrin, a Disciples minister, in 1965. They have three children and eight grandchildren.

The Purpose of the Workshop

This workshop introduces and explores an analysis of systematic racism with leaders from the Christian Church in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Through deep thought and conversation, participants will look at the socio-historical development of race and racism in the United States. The workshop explores the individual, cultural and institutional racism found in the systems and institutions of the United States, especially the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The workshop begins to look at some first steps to dismantle racism in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and in society.

Documents and Registration

2.5 Day Training

Cost $300.00 included meals and lodging
$100 scholarship to Residents of Illinois and Wisconsin

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