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DCHS Kirkpatrick Conference
Visions of Wholeness: Systemic Racism, Antiracism, and ‘Reconciliation’ In Our Shared History and Tradition
March 18-19, 2022

Friday

8:30

Land Acknowledgement, Introductions and Overview

 

Introduction by Rick Lowery

Introduction by April Johnson

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement by Nancy Pittman

8:50

Setting the Table by Sandhya Jha

9:15

A Conversation About Campbell and Stone

 

Charisse Gillett, Moderator

 

Doug Foster and Newell Williams

10:00

Break

10:15

Disciples/Christians and Indigenous Nations

 

Nancy Pittman, Moderator

 

Joshua Shawnee: Not of This Fold: Exploring the Historical Complexities of
Native Identity within a Contemporary North American Christian Context

 

Lisa Barnett: Disciples and the 'F' Word: How our Focus on The Significance of
the Frontier
Causes Us to Lose Sight of our Legacy of Conquest

 

David Bell: One Hundred Years of Solicitude: A Movements Disfiguring of American Indigeneity

12:15

Lunch

1:15

Stories of Resistance and New Possibility

 

Leah Gunning Francis, Moderator

 

Edward Robinson: Preston Taylor

 

Yvonne Gilmore: Sarah Lou Bostick

2:45

Break

3:00

Tim Lee: Before and After 1978: Two Streams in the History of North American Pacific/Asian American Disciples

 

Lori Tapia: Hispanic/Latinx Disciples History and Experience: Obra Hispana

4:30

Break

4:45

Theoretical Considerations and Implications

 

James Gorman, Moderator

 

Santiago Piñon: “Difference and Diversity”

 

Lawrence Burnley: Reflections on Education in and beyond the Church through an Anti-Racist Lens: Toward an Epistemology of Inclusion and Reconciliation

6:15

Evening banquet (President’s Fund Launch)

8:00

William Barber : Keynote Sermon

 

Saturday

9:45

Prayers of Remembrance and Conviction

Participants are invited to visit the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park prior to Saturday’s session.

10:00

Panel Discussion: What now?

 

Conference Speakers and Audience

Noon:

Frank Thomas Sermon

 

Terri Hord Owens: Concluding Thoughts and Call to Action

1:30

Departures

 

Conference Partners

  • Phillips Theological Seminary
  • Christian Theological Seminary
  • Lexington Theological Seminary
  • Brite Divinity School
  • Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ
  • Christian Church Foundation
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin
  • Christian Church in Kansas (Disciples of Christ)

Conference Sponsors

  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pennsylvania
  • Bethany College
  • College of Regional Ministers