Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center invites you to a Continuing Education Event . . . 

Brethren and Race

Thursday, November 4, 2021, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Zoom

Leader: Denise Kettering-Lane

Event Contact

Karen Hodges
Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center


Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Description: With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and concerns about racial inequity in recent years, Brethren have been asking many questions about our past history with slavery, segregation, and racial inequality in America.  We will examine common Brethren narratives around rejecting slavery and working towards Civil Rights in light of current concerns, take into account the influence of Brethren German-ethnic identity, and consider significant Annual Conference statements related to race.   Finally, we will consider how Brethren history might inform more recent conversations in our congregations, communities, and countries related to race. 

Presenter: Denise Kettering-Lane is the Associate Professor of Brethren Studies and Director of the MA Program at Bethany Theological Seminary. 

A Zoom link will be emailed to all registered participants a day or so before the event. 

Registration fee is $50 for .5 CEUs, or $40 for no CEUs. You may pay online using credit card, or by check payable to "Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center" and mailed to:  Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center, One Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.  

Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center is a Church of the Brethren ministry education partner with Bethany Theological Seminary, Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, and the districts of Atlantic Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Middle PA, Southern PA, and Western PA.