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Webinars explore path to healing racism, eco-discipleship

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 1, 2020

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Upcoming webinars are offered by the Church of the Brethren Discipleship Ministries, Intercultural Ministry, Outdoor Ministry Association, and Office of Ministry. Topics include “Witness of Churches on the Path to Healing Racism: A Theological Exploration” and “Cultivating a Verdant Faith: Eco Discipleship Practices for the 21st Century Church.”

“Witness of Churches on the Path to Healing Racism: A Theological Exploration”
Welcome Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham School of Religion’s Theology Professor who will share theological insights for us as followers of Jesus on the path to Healing Racism. Dr. Grace is the author of several books including Healing Our Broken Humanity: Practices for Revitalizing Church and Renewing the World, Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World and is editor of Keeping Hope Alive: Sermons and Speeches of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Intercultural Ministries Director Rev. LaDonna Nkosi will be our interviewer and moderator.

INSTAGRAM POST Witness of Churches on the Path to Healing Racism_ A Theological Exploration (1)Continuing education credit (0.1 CEU) for Church of the Brethren ministers may be obtained at no cost from the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership when registering for this webinar. Brought to you by the Office of Ministry and Intercultural Ministries of the Church of the Brethren.

Register at the link: ttps://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CE5lT14YR4qp9D-GM7_bjw

Time: Aug 12, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Feel free to read Intercultural Ministry or Healing Our Broken Humanity to prepare for the webinar.



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I was honored to be invited to speak in another Church of the Brethren Webinar to explore Holy Spirit as ‘mover and shaker of ideas and actions’

Church of the Brethren Newsline
July 17, 2020

The Office of Ministry is sponsoring a webinar titled “Exploring the Holy Spirit: Mover and Shaker of Ideas and Actions” on July 30 from 1-2 p.m. (Eastern time). Leading the event will be  Grace Ji-Sun Kim, professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion, and Denise Kettering-Lane, associate professor of Brethren Studies at Bethany Theological Seminary. Both schools are located in Richmond, Ind.

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Kim and Kettering-Lane will explore the Holy Spirit’s significance within various Christian traditions including the Church of the Brethren.

“The Spirit presents itself to many as an enigma,” said an announcement. “Its existence is mysterious and complex, generating misunderstandings and unawareness of its true purpose. The Spirit’s ambiguous nature opens the opportunity for study to unearth the exciting truths that it holds. The Spirit is present in our world in various forms and invites us to work for climate justice, racial justice, and gender justice. It stirs us to work toward new kinships with God that are sustainable, just, and whole. The Spirit empowers, sustains, and encourages us to live out our call and ministry.”

To participate in the event register for the webinar at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3915948194002/WN_wTN_DpDLS1yzHOOKMKAdJQ . Church of the Brethren ministers may earn 0.1 CEU of continuing education credit at no cost from the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership.


Feel free to read Reimagining Spirit to prepare for the webinar. It is available where books are sold.