Building Bridges Across Culture and Race

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Online: April 9 – May 28, 2018
In person:

  • Saturday, May 5 at the Episcopal House of Prayer, Collegeville : 9:30am – 1:30pm, AND
  • Saturday, June 2 in the Twin Cities : 9:30am – 1:30pm

carrollInstructors: Richard Webb M.Ed. and Carrie Carroll M.A.

Take the next step into racial reconciliation by building bridges across culture and race.

This course builds on the work of listening and storytelling from the 2016 Convention of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. Meaningful steps toward dismantling racism start with understanding our own cultural lens and learning to listen deeply in relationship with others.

This course trains you to build your ability to recognize and reconstruct your own cultural and racial bias.  Through the Intercultural Development Inventory assessment, learning plan and one-on-one coaching,  you’ll gain increased awareness, understanding, and skills in navigating race and culture.

The course incorporates materials and mixed methodology for living effectively in cultural and racially diverse settings.  The School for Formation offers this course through a partnership with Luther Seminary and Webb and Carroll Consultants. Richard Webb and Carrie Carroll of Luther Seminary offer this course out of their expertise and experience in helping Christian organizations improve cultural and racial competencies.

Required materials: The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb by Eric Law.

Cost: $300 Register here.

Take this course for free! A limited number of free spaces in this course are available! Upon completion of the course, a $50 donation will go to an organization working in partnership with ECMN to share the vision of Beloved Community. Fine print: Available to those not currently in formation for Holy Orders. Use code BELOVED2018 when you register!


What previous students in this course said:

I didn’t expect it to be so personally focused. But this personal focus did not bother me; indeed, I think this was the only way to approach the topic of race — within the concept of cultural identity. We all have a cultural context from which we view others. Laying this out so clearly was very revealing and productive.”

“I believe I will be a better facilitator within my community having had this course. I do intend to take some of the materials to continue discussions in my faith community around the issues of race and white privilege.”

This was a completely new experience requiring adjustments in study habits/class participation. The fact I could contribute at any point, at any time, works for night owls like me.”

It was helpful to meet everyone in person and to do “hands on work” about what we were learning.”

I learned a lot. I felt like the time and energy I spent on this course was well worth it. I feel like I accomplished something. I feel like I was supported in my learning.”