Dear White Peacemakers Book Club
Sunday Evenings, September 11 and 25
6:00 - 9:00 p.m., in person
Seeing Our City by Reckoning with Race
At a home in Clarkston
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” - Matthew 5:9 Are you a white woman who wants to be a peacemaker in the area of race? Seeing our city includes continuing to reckon with race. Atlanta’s story is also the story of racial division–its deep pain and the opportunity for peacemaking within it. Author Osheta Moore writes graciously and candidly to white Christians who desire to be a part of God’s story of shalom through the urgent work of racial peacemaking.
The jacket of Dear White Peacemakers shares that:
“Dear White Peacemakers is a breakup letter to division, a love letter to God’s beloved community, and an eviction notice to the violent powers that have sustained racism for centuries.
Race is one of the hardest topics to discuss in America. Many white Christians avoid talking about it altogether. But a commitment to peacemaking requires white people to step out of their comfort and privilege and into the work of anti-racism. Dear White Peacemakers is an invitation to white Christians to come to the table and join this hard work and holy calling. Rooted in the life, ministry, and teachings of Jesus, this book is a challenging call to transform white shame, fragility, saviorism, and privilege, in order to work together to build the Beloved Community as anti-racism peacemakers.
Written in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Dear White Peacemakers draws on the Sermon on the Mount, Spirituals, and personal stories from author Osheta Moore’s work as a pastor in St. Paul, Minnesota. Enter into this story of shalom and join in the urgent work of anti-racism peacemaking.”
Kaleid is looking forward to reading and discussing Dear White Peacemakers as we consider our part in what she calls the work of "Dismantling Racism with Grit and Grace."
When? Sundays, September 11 and 25, 6 - 9 p.m. Dinner included!
Where? Karen Guess' Home in Clarkston
Cost? The cost for this circle is $29. This includes the dinners but not the book, which you can find at http://osheta.com/dear-white-peacemakers/