For Such a Time as This: A virtual forum on race, faith, and the future of the Church

For Such a Time as This Panel

In the wake of a movement against anti-Black racism and police brutality, a global pandemic, and a historic United States presidential election close at hand, the Church faces numerous challenges and opportunities. On the evening of October 20, over 150 church leaders, community members, and students participated in this interactive virtual forum hosted by Seattle Pacific Seminary featuring leaders in Christian reconciliation, community development, and congregational care.

The panel featured: 

  • Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil: Associate Professor of Reconciliation at Seattle Pacific Seminary and University
  • Dr. David Leong: Associate Professor of Missiology at Seattle Pacific Seminary and University
  • Rev. Derick Harris: Associate Dean of Seminary Administration at Seattle Pacific Seminary and University
  • Rev. Peter Chin: Senior Pastor of Rainier Avenue Church, Seattle, Washington
  • Rev. Dr. Scott Dudley: Senior Pastor of Bellevue Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, Washington
  • Rev. Elizabeth Ingram Schindler: Senior Pastor of Issaquah Faith United Methodist Church, Issaquah, Washington 

screenshot of video meeting

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Posted: Thursday, October 1, 2020