The pilot course in an online curriculum supporting the Matthew 25 Vision will focus on “Awakening to Structural Racism” as participants learn how to resist and deconstruct its destructive power in our lives, our churches, our communities and the broader culture.

The curriculum – developed in partnership between the Presbyterian Mission Agency, Stony Point Center and the Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary – will include three other courses focused on the Matthew 25 goals of nurturing vital congregations, dismantling structural racism and working to end systemic poverty. Read more about the course series below.

The course about structural racism begins at 7 p.m. Monday, August 10 and continues with a two-hour class session each Monday through August 31. Each session will include a presentation, a Biblical and theological study and time interacting with between 8 and 10 people in a cohort group. Click below to find course details and register for the program. The course is financially accessible to all who want to learn. Participants are asked to pay for the course on a sliding scale between $40 and $160, and no one will be turned away for lack of financial resources.

Other courses to be offered this fall in the series include: The Roots of Systemic Racism, Civil Initiative and the Engaged Church, and Healing and Repair: Reparations for Black/Indigenous/People of Color as the Fundamental Act of Liberation for Christian Churches in the U.S.