Antiracism & Christianity in Human Services

Issues of race, justice and antiracism are frequently at the forefront of conversation in human services and culture. This workshop will explore key questions about antiracism including:
  • What is antiracism from the view of current culture?
  • What are its key components and how is it the same or different from a Biblical approach to issues of race and justice?
  • What real issues of justice, oppression or racism continue to affect the Black community today?
  • How should Christian people helpers respond to both unhelpful views of antiracism and the real issues of race and oppression in our culture?
Presenter Kevin Briggins grew up in the inner city of Birmingham, Alabama where he was raised in a Christian home and in the black church. He and his wife Shulonda have been married for 15 years and have three daughters, Karis, Kinley, and Khloe. From 2017 to 2021 he served as a lay elder in a Southern Baptist church where he was heavily involved in racial reconciliation discussions and efforts. He is now cohost of the Off-Code podcast under the Center for Biblical Unity where he tackles important issues related to the black community. He has a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies and has enjoyed a 20-year career as an intelligence analyst.   https://www.centerforbiblicalunity.com/

What is Diverse Discussions?

  • Live Discussions for Christian helping professionals and students; conversations, interviews, and Q & A with experts and professionals.
  • Topics include working with diverse populations and challenging issues from a Christian worldview.
  • Focus is on integrating faith and practice to increase skills, knowledge, and ability to effectively engage and serve others in pluralistic contexts.

A Christian Response to Sexual Orientation Change

What is the balance of truth and grace in discussing contrasting views of sexual orientation change? How can Christian professionals add value to the discussion?

In this diverse discussion, part 2 of 4 sexuality series, Dr. James Phelan will present an academic appraisal of how secular informants view sexual orientation change efforts. As a backdrop to the discussion, Phelan will discuss these resolutions and contrast the topic of change according to a Christian worldview as well as fact-checking.  He will lead discussions of personal change, and practical ways to navigate a Christian worldview of change from that of a secular worldview of change.

ACHHS Diverse Discussions webinars are free and open to paid members, Facebook group members (ACHHS or TCCSW), or if you are referred by a friend or colleague. Please rsvp below.

We are working to becoming certified CEU providers for future webinars. Please check back on this post for updates.

The presenter will present for 30-40 minutes followed by question and answer/discussion.

What is Diverse Discussions?

  • Live Discussions for Christian helping professionals and students; conversations, interviews, and Q & A with experts and professionals.
  • Topics include working with diverse populations and challenging issues from a Christian worldview.
  • Focus is on integrating faith and practice to increase skills, knowledge, and ability to effectively engage and serve others in pluralistic contexts.
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