Beyond Racial Gridlock book club

Wednesdays @ 7 pm on Zoom, starting 6/23

Join us to read and discuss the book Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility, written by George Yancey. Pastor Tim will lead this 5-week group on Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 7 - 8:30 pm beginning June 23 (skipping July 7).


Book description -

Christians have struggled with racial issues for centuries, and often inadvertently contribute to the problem. Many proposed solutions have been helpful, but these only take us so far. Adding to this complex situation is the reality that Christians of different races see the issues differently. Sociologist George Yancey surveys a range of approaches to racial healing that Christians have used and offers a new model for moving forward. The first part of the book analyzes four secular models regarding race used by Christians (colorblindness, Anglo-conformity, multiculturalism and white responsibility) and shows how each has its own advantages and limitations. Part two offers a new mutual responsibility model, which acknowledges that both majority and minority cultures have their own challenges, tendencies, and sins to repent of, and that people of different races approach racial reconciliation and justice in differing but complementary ways. Yancey's vision offers hope that people of all races can walk together on a shared path--not as adversaries, but as partners.


Complete the form below to let us know you are interested and we will email you the Zoom link closer to the start date. Books can be purchased through the church office for $16 or on your own. If you are interested in discussing this book but can't make it on Wednesday evenings, complete the form and let us know in the comments section so we can let you know if we decide to host it at another time. If you have any questions, please email mkelly@davisville.org.