Racial Reconciliation and the Church:
Soul Change to Social Change

Soul Change to Social Change

What should our response be in a world torn apart by prejudice and fear? In a one-day workshop titled “Reconciliation and the Church: Soul Change to Social Change,” SPU Director of Reconciliation Studies Brenda Salter McNeil will lead participants toward an answer to this question.

“It’s a spiritual battle,” she says, “so we must employ spiritual weapons: prayer, repentance, forgiveness.” Reconciliation and the Church will explore a new model of racial reconciliation, social justice, and spiritual healing that creates individual, church, and community transformation through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Place: Upper Gwinn Commons (SPU campus)
Cost: $30 through February 12 (includes lunch)

About the Speaker

With more than 25 years of experience in the field of racial, ethnic, and gender reconciliation, Dr. Salter McNeil was named by Christianity Today as one of 50 women to watch, for her work shaping the church and culture.

Read Dr. Salter McNeil's blog post about her journey to the Lausanne Congress in South Africa, how theology shapes our view of society, and honoring the late Nelson Mandela.

How to Register

Registration for this event is now closed.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Biblical and Theological Education and the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church.

Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013


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