Eastern District Conference
Mennonite Church USA

Leadership Training

the Wounds
of Racism

Required Reading



Anti-Racism Leadership Training

With growing ethnic diversity in the communities served by Eastern District Conference (EDC) churches, the Conference Administrative Board (CAB) has made it a priority to arrange for leadership anti-racism training. CAB members participated in training sessions last year; now we encourage all pastors and church leaders to sign up for basic anti-racism training.

Anti-racism training is also a national priority for Mennonite Church USA.

Scholarship assistance is available for Mennonites who are members of MCUSA congregations. See details about the scholarship program, or contact Warren Tyson [warrent@easterndistrict.org; (267) 932-6050].

Anti-Racism Workshop
Healing the Wounds of Racism

What to Expect...

Opportunities for listening, discussion, dialogue, networking and identifying areas of needed growth. To be engaged in a process of learning. To be present for the entire time.

The Leaders...

The leaders expect each participant to be open to the possibility of personal transformation into new and healthier relationships with all of Godís children. The team of leaders pledge to assist you as you begin to acquire the tools and the knowledge for your journey.

Required Reading...

Without exception, you will be expected to have read There is a River by Vincent Harding. (Please reconsider attending this event if you have not completed the reading of this book.) Additional suggested readings are A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki and The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb by Eric Law. These texts are available at amazon.com or other bookstores.

Workshop Logistics...

All workshops (except the Norristown Saturday sessions) are overnight stay events. Room and board costs are included in the registration fee ($200.00). The workshop begins with dinner on the first evening and concludes no later than 5 p.m. on the third day. Please arrive promptly -- the schedule is intensive and to obtain maximum benefit, you must be present for the duration of the workshop. This will be a learning process.

Most of the training facilities are handicapped accessible, but check with the registrar for specific details.

A certificate for Continuing Education Credit (2.0 CEU) can be provided by request.

Schedule of 2010 training sessions
The workshops (except the Norristown Saturday sesssions) begin with dinner on the first evening and conclude no later than 5 p.m. on the third day.

Registration Information:
On-line Registration
[Printable Registration Form]

Reservations will be confirmed in the order that payment is received. Approximately two weeks prior to the event, you will receive a letter with detailed instructions along with directions to the retreat center. Please register early so that you receive your materials in a timely manner.

No children under 12 years of age are permitted to attend workshops.

Persons attending for the second and third time will pay only for their room and board.

Please note: Registration closes fourteen days prior to each event or when maximum enrollment is reached.

"Healing the Wounds of Racism"
is administered by
The Office of Human Relaions and Leadership
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the
United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 820
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0820
Phone: 610-666-9090
Fax: 610-666-9093

Rev. Hilda Campbell, Director (ext. 224)


Location: http://www.ppjr.org/ltrain/hwor10.htm
Last Updated: 5/13/10
Created: January 23, 2009