Everyone is welcome.
We think with our heart and our mind.
Our creed is love.
We honor all paths to the Holy.
Dr. David Griffin, Minister
Scripture - Isaiah 55:10-13
Cheryl Crews, Pianist
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Dr. David Griffin, Pastor
Cheryl Crews, Pianist
Wake Forest Christian Church will not be holding Sunday services in the sanctuary until further notice. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation and we will re-evaluate "in sanctuary" worship as the state of North Carolina moves into Phase 3. Weekly worship services and monthly contemplative services are available on the website, Facebook, and YouTube.
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New Book Discussion
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom - Every Tuesday July 7 through September 29
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo
"In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively."
Join us Tuesday, July 14, for our discussion of Chapter 2:
1. What does it mean to say that race is “socially constructed”?
2. What is the difference between racial prejudice, racial discrimination, and racism?
3. What does the author mean when she says that there is no such thing as reverse racism?
4. How does the birdcage metaphor illustrate oppression?
5. What is scientific racism? Give some examples of how scientific racism is conveyed today.
6. What does Cheryl Harris mean when describing whiteness as a form of property?
7. What is problematic about the idea of the U.S. as a great “melting pot”? How did the melting pot actually
8. Discuss Coates’s statement that race is the child of racism, not the father.
9. The author cites Ruth Frankenberg’s description of whiteness as “a location of structural advantage, a
standpoint from which white people look at ourselves, at others, and at society, and a set of cultural practices
that are not named or acknowledged.” Explain each of these dimensions in your own words.
10. How is the author using the term “white supremacy”?
Topic: White Fragility Book Discussion
Time: Jul 14, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Tue, until Sep 29, 2020, 13 occurrence(s)
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Weekly Blessing July 12, 2020
Blessed are those
who feel the blessing of
light and dark,
melody and silence,
fullness and emptiness,
remembering and forgetting,
joy and sorrow,
the tangible and the intangible.
Blessed are those who
in the wholeness of living Holy.
J. David Griffin, Minister
Wake Forest Christian Church
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P. O. Box 147
Wake Forest, NC 27588
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Contemplative Church Service
A service of meditation, contemplation and prayer.
First Sunday of each month
Book Discussion via ZOOM -
Tuesday Evenings @ 7:00
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