The body of Christ is called to unity, but the dividing wall of racism continues to permeate our nation and the church. This discussion will address the historical aspects of racism and the church as well as analyze the current situation regarding racism in the church. The panelists will examine ways the church can begin to address racial injustices and offer solutions that seek to eradicate racism.
LET'S TALK UNITY
Racial Injustice: The Church's Response
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 @ 7:00 PM (EST)
Reflection and Lament
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 @ 7:00 PM (EST)
Healing from Trauma
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 @ 7:00 PM (EST)
Reconciliation Through Story-telling
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 @ 7:00 PM (EST)
Where Do We Go From Here?
The body of Christ is called to unity, but the dividing wall of racism continues to permeate our nation and the church. The panelists will explore pragmatic and relational ways to foster healing and reconciliation in the church. Our special guests are Dr. John Nunes and Ms. Rehema Kavugha.
John Arthur Nunes, Ph.D., an author, and Lutheran pastor, serves as the president of Concordia College—New York, a small Christian college with a diverse and global student body. Previously, John served as the President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, as a professor at Valparaiso University, and as an inner-city pastor in Dallas, Texas, and Detroit, Michigan. With Alberto García he co-authored Wittenberg Meets the World: Reimagining the Reformation from the Margins (Eerdmans, 2017). His newest book, Meant for More: In, With, and Under the Ordinary, will be released in October 2020. John is married to Monique. They have six children and eleven grandchildren.
Rehema Kavugha is serving at Lutheran Church Extension Fund based in St. Louis, Missouri as the Synod Relations Manager.
Prior to this role, Rehema worked at Concordia University Nebraska where she served as the Director of Student Development from 2013-2019. Prior to that, she served as a Music Educator in Alexandria, VA, and New Orleans, LA.
A graduate of Concordia University Nebraska, Rehema received a Bachelor's degree in K-12 music as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Music. She continued her education and received her Master in Business Administration with an emphasis in Team Leadership and Management from Concordia University Nebraska in 2018 and this past spring received a certification in Corporate Communication from Cornell University.
Rehema calls Houston, TX home where she was born and raised. Rehema currently lives in Fenton, MO with her trusty sidekick of 14 years, her dog named Skittles.