Multicultural vitality is the area in which churches identify, engage, and embrace culture differences that are ethnic, socioeconomic, political, global, and generational, whether internally or externally. Multicultural vitality is the intersection of people working with other people. We understand that the church is a culture apart from the neighborhood we live and we seek to become more relevant to the neighborhood in which we live.
Saturday, October 14, 9 am-2:30 pm
Black Theologian Day
Overcoming Fear- Romans 8:31
Ms. Erin M. Hawkins
General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR)
Ms. Erin M. Hawkins is dedicated to building the capacity of The United Methodist Church to be contextually relevant and reach more people, younger people, and more diverse people by providing practical resources and support to leaders throughout the Church to help them engage and embrace the cultural diversity present in our congregations and communities.
Ms. Hawkins works to share lessons in creating holy relationship with God and one another by, "holding in tension our capacity for greatness that calls us, as Christians, to persevere in the struggle toward becoming our better selves, and to combat our worst tendencies, of racism, sexism, and classism."
Ms. Hawkins earned her master's degree in Organizational Development from American University in Washington, D.C., and her master's degree in Public Policy from Indiana University. She credits these educational opportunities in providing her with an awareness of how system processes can perpetuate the sin of racism and carry from the local to the global arena.
Registration Deadline: September 29
Online registration: https://btd2017.eventbrite.com
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near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
North Canton, OH 44720
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