Brethren Academy offers “Race and the Congregation” course

The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership will offer a course on “Race and the Congregation” Feb. 21-24 at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Eric Bishop, vice president of student services at Chaffey Community College (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) and adjunct professor at the University of La Verne (Calif.), will be the instructor.

“This course will consider the Church of the Brethren’s historic peace stance and belief that “all war is sin” against the current backdrop of social issues that impact Black Americans,” Bishop said.

Academy students who complete the course will receive one credit in Ministry Skills, and it also qualifies as a Brethren College/Connections Experience. Credentialed clergy may also take the course for continuing education (2.0 CEUs), or lay people may take part for personal enrichment.

Registration deadline is Jan. 17. Details and registration are at For questions, contact Academy director Janet Ober Lambert at or 765-983-1820.

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