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White Humility

Start Date: Jan 26, 2023

An invitation to an honest, vulnerable, and healing conversation about race in America

Humility involves a curious and open receptivity to the views and experiences of others while avoiding slipping into either shame or defensiveness.

Conversations about race and racism can trigger many wounds and threaten personal views and values, and so many people simply “fight or flee” as a result.

Our “social location” as white people allows us a number of personal and collective advantages, perspectives, and experiences that we may not ever be aware of, while also shielding us from the experiences, perspectives and disadvantages of being non-white.

Jesus is the ultimate reconciler who humbly entered into the “social location” of humanity, and calls us to follow his path toward compassionate understanding through courageous humility.

Thursday afternoons, 12-1pm CT

Class Format: Online via Zoom
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor(s): Kevin Callaghan

Kevin Callaghan has been on the pastoral team at WH for nearly 20 years, first as the care pastor where he developed the Refuge and Lay-Counseling ministries, and now as the discipleship pastor where he developed the Sojourners house church communities and the SOMA discipleship school. Kevin has been married 29 years to Gwyn, has three adult children, was a missionary to Haiti for seven years and is a licensed therapist.

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"My counselor zeroed in on the root causes of my anxiety, explaining the mechanisms of why I was feeling the way I was, and what to do about it. She was very loving and compassionate and approached my situation with a technical mindset as well. A very rare combination."

– Lay Counseling participant