In our country, there has been a growing interest in the issue of reparations for Black Americans who are American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS). As more news articles, books, politicians, and activists bring this issue into the American consciousness, many people are unsure how to respond. While many people are feeling hopeful and edified, others are feeling confused and left behind. Many of us are wondering what the bigger picture looks like while we reflect on how we should respond.
The Anti-Racism Team of Highland Baptist Church is hosting a series on The Church and Reparations during our Wednesday night programming. On December 4 and January 22, Dr. Lewis Brogdon will be teaching us about some of the intersections between Church, Scripture, American History, privilege, and reparations. Dr. Brogdon (formerly a professor at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary) is currently the Chair of Religious Studies at Simmons College of Kentucky and teaches Black Church Studies at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky.
On Wednesday, January 29, the Anti-Racism Team will then facilitate a time to process what we have learned while also looking at different ways that members of Highland Baptist Church might respond to the issue of reparations.