Racism and the Church

On Thursday, 8/13, 2020, Living Waters Inc in collaboration with the UCity Civic & Faith Leaders Network hosted Racism And The Church, A Candid Conversation With Diverse Faith Leaders. The event focused on the churches’ role regarding racial inequity,  social injustice and ways for our communities to heal from racial trauma.

The Mistress of Ceremonies was on air media personality and radio host Tonya Rivens. Guest speaker Sonyia Richardson, PHD, MSW shared a powerful message titled “The Church Is on Fire, But The Pastors Are Working”. She spoke about the trauma to her and her family after their church was burned down due to racism when she was six years old.

Moderator and speaker Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler spoke about “Biblical Healing – What The Church Should Be”.  He led the panelist consisting of Rabbi Judy Schindler, Rev. Glencie Redrick and Pastor Edward Spencer and the audience in a candid discussion about the church’s role in addressing racism and racial injustice and driving the changes needed for reconciliation and healing.  Other speakers included Joan Been, Rev. Sheldon Shipman, and Brent Jones.

Join us next month as we discuss ways for faith leaders, behaviorial health professionals and community stakeholders to work together and help our communities heal emotionally and mentally. On Thursday. September 24, 2020 from 9:00am-1:00pm we will host a virtual 2020 Mental Health Summit, titled “Building Community Connections for Mental Health: Faith and Community”.

Register online at  https://2020mentalhealthsummitlw.eventbrite.com/

For more information visit: https://livingwatersfa.com/2020mentalhealthsummit/