On April 26th, GRTS is hosting a conference called "Justice and Unity: Toward the Healing of a Fractured Church". It will examine the experience of African-Americans in the church and society, particularly in West Michigan. You can read more about it and register at www.cornerstone.edu/grand-rapids-theological-seminary/events/talking-points/2018-19-spring-talking-points-series/spring-2018-talking-points-conference/
As one aspect of CityFest's One West Michigan efforts, I have been part of planning this event and will be participating on a panel discussion during the day. I was also asked to write a blog post as part of a series leading up to the conference. The blog tells a part of my story of discovery and why this issue has become a prominent one for me in ministry. You can find it at www.cornerstone.edu/blogs/talking-points/post/my-eyes-have-been-opened.