“Looking Back to Live Forward: Black History 2020″ is the title and theme of a special emphasis for the month of February sponsored jointly by the Church of the Brethren’s Intercultural Ministry and Office of Peacebuilding and Policy.
LaDonna Nkosi, director of Intercultural Ministries, and Alexandra Toms, Racial Justice associate in the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy, are leading the joint observance. “We will be offering various blogs, videos, and articles throughout the month of February exploring the intersections of faith, Black history, and current-day racism,” said an announcement. “We hope you join us this month to read, listen, and reflect as we look back through history, so we can better live into Christ.”
All resources will be distributed through the Church of the Brethren blog at https://www.brethren.org/testblog/category/peacebuilding and via social media including the Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/interculturalcob and www.facebook.com/ChurchOfTheBrethrenOPP .
Two online gatherings or “coffee talks” will be offered for those who have been participating in the program’s blogposts, articles, and videos, in order to discuss their experiences. The coffee talks are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, at 12:30 p.m. (Eastern time), register at http://brethren.org/onlinecoffeetalk1 ; and on Tuesday, March 3, at 12:30 p.m. (Eastern time), register at http://brethren.org/onlinecoffeetalk2 .