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Isn't it our hope?   

That we could come together as a society across the chasm of race and become the 'Beloved Community' that Dr. King imagined?  

Isn't it also our hope that faith communities -- of all traditions -- could lead the way? 

 

Join that movement.  Become an 'Interwoven Congregation' and share in this ministry of racial healing that begins one partnership at a time.    

 

 The Governing Board        of Interwoven               Congregations             is excited to make        this announcement:

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Our Work

Depending on the color of one's skin, life in the United States may oscillate between promise and oppression, opportunity and disenfranchisment, hope and despair.  Driving our conflicted national experience is the enduring legacy of racism, made freshly visible in the wake of police shootings, disparate health impacts from Covid 19, and protests drawing thousands into the streets. 

 

At this present time, there appears to be a wealth of educational resources -- books, podcasts, Ted Talks, webinars and trainings addressing the question of race in our nation.  But there also seems to be a relative scarcity of opportunities for people to meet and engage in a sustained way across the racial divide.  Faith communities, with significant exceptions, continue to feature what Dr. King once lamented as "the most segregated hour of the week."  It was in response to these realities that we formed Interwoven Congregations, Inc. because we believe that racial healing is a calling for people of faith and that congregations can be effective agents in the movement to confront and dismantle racism in our nation.   

Interwoven Congregations supports partnerships between pairs of diverse faith communities.   Through these congregational partnerships, members of the partnered communities are able to:   

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Confront the Reality of Racism.   Examining and acknowledging  the pervasive reality of racism across 

our history to our present day is a critical component of the Interwoven Congregations approach.  This takes place through small relational group studies, larger educational events and media with the partnered congregations.   

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Build Relationships.  From the clergy to the members and other attendees, people from both congregations develop meaningful connections across race and over time.  We nurture these relationship through small groups, joint activities and projects that over time knit the two congregations together.   

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Practice Antiracism.   Building relationships across race and deepening our understanding of the reality and impacts of racism   are necessary, but not sufficient in this work.  The partnered congregations also join together to take specific actions to address systemic racism in their communities and the nation at large.

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We are grateful for the support we have received from BridgePeople  (led by Advisory Board member Itzbeth Menjivar) as we further develop our strategies to promote racial justice and healing. 

 

About Us

The Executive Board of Interwoven Congregations:

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Brother John Anderson

Rev. Charles Booker           

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Rev. Pat Jackson

 

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The current Board of Directors of Interwoven Congregations includes five people who are passionate about social justice and the role faith communities can play in addressing racism.   The Board members first convened in February 2020 and affirmed the mission of Interwoven Congregation to organize and support partnerships between diverse faith communities in order to foster racial justice and healing in the United States.

 

 

  

We our honored to have Ambassador Andrew Young and other leading voices serve on the Interwoven Congregations Advisory Board.

 

 

Rev. Pat Jackson and Roxane Rucker serve as        the Co-Executive Directors of Interwoven Congregations.   

Interwoven Congregations is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. 

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Contact Us

Please contact us to:

  • Learn more about Interwoven Congregations,

  • Find out more about how your faith community could participate as an Interwoven Congregation,

  • Be added to our distribution list for the upcoming issues of Interwoven Congregations Quarterly and other special notices.

  • Recommend an event, podcast or other resource for our 'Additional Resources' page, 

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