In seeking to build an antiracist church, words are important, and what we mean when we use them matters even more.
Join Rev. Neal Christie for a fascinating exploration of words and concepts that define and shape our work together. Hold conversations around words like:
...along with many other words we use to better follow Jesus's commandment to "love your neighbor as yourself."
that want to include those who might not normally be willing to work against racism
Rev. Neal Christie
Rev. Neal Christie is a seasoned non-profit leader, faith-based strategic actor, experienced social justice trainer, and facilitator. He is an expert in building cross-cultural and multi-ethnic relationships for social change and civic engagement.
Rev. Neal Christie served as Assistant General Secretary for Special Projects, Assistant General Secretary for Education and Leadership Formation, and as Director with the Seminar Program on National and International Affairs with the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church.
His work has included building relationships in countries across Africa, Philippines, Eurasia, Northern Europe, as well the United States. Neal has a passion for prevention of violence and building cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue. He was the lead staff person for the global revision of the UM Social Principles (2012-2020) and the UM Social Creed (2004-2008). His work includes resourcing and advising the racial and ethnic caucuses of the church, and mentoring theological and university students.
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