HOW WE STARTED: In the fall of 2015, a group of St. Matthew’s parishioners attended the first Empower West Louisville event and began an effort to learn more about racial disparity and racism. READ MORE.
New Connections at St. Matthew’s
Resources on race, racism, white privilege, dismantling white supremacy. DETAILS
‘White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide’ by Carol Anderson, Ph.D.
An unflinching look at America’s long history of structural and institutionalized racism, White Rage is a timely and necessary examination of white anger and aggression toward black America. Starting with … DETAILS
How do we develop the ideas and feelings we hold about “race”? When did we first realize there were people who were not the “same color” we were? And how did we feel about that? What other people and events in our lives have molded the views we hold today?
As part of our Lenten practice, St. Matthew’s will take part in a small-group listening project around race. DETAILS
Jesus calls us to love our neighbors, but we live in fractured times. Many of us find it hard to love neighbors who are different from us and seem hard to understand; but we have to try.
To begin, we need to take a deep look within ourselves.
In our SURJ Faith Project at St. Matthew’s, we aim to begin this process. DETAILS
EmpowerWest Louisville City-wide Book Club Event Feb. 2 at Crescent Hill Baptist Church DETAILS
Join us in Clingman from 10 to 2 for an exploration of our individual experiences and attitudes. DETAILS
Dr. Otis Moss III from Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL. will preach this weekend at Bates – at all 4 services. DETAILS
A free and open worship service on a moral agenda for our nation. DETAILS
At the West Louisville Forum – noon. DETAILS
This 2016 Anne Braden Memorial Lecture is free and open to the public. DETAILS
We can’t have a national conversation on race until we learn to talk to, and trust each other on a much more intimate level. from NPR. DETAILS
The New York Times looks at the many protests that were going on this summer in the wake of the fatal shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. DETAILS
Come Oct. 5! DETAILS
…On a “spiritual crisis of white America.” DETAILS
Led by Rev. Alonzo Johnson. DETAILS
Well-off black families still live in poorer areas. DETAILS
Here’s an important new book. See photos here. DETAILS