On October 1st, PIIN launched Sacred Conversations on Race + Action, a series of congregation-based discussions designed to provide a safe space to discuss race and racism in our country and in our communities. During this several months-long series of discussions, we will reflect on our experiences, challenge one another to expand our own levels of personal awareness, and ultimately, take action.
On August 18th, PIIN hosted A Deeper Dive into Structural Racism & Inequity. Led by Dr. Rev. John Welch, Gamaliel’s Board Chairman, we took a closer look at the discriminatory framework of racism that our Republic’s founding was built upon.
In response to the police shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, faith leaders from around the country are starting a dialogue about racial disparities and what it means to be a person of color in America. We’ll hear more on the community conversation from Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network President Reverend Rodney Lyde and Reverend Dave Swanson.
The fatal shooting of several police officers last week in Dallas has prompted Pittsburgh officials to come together to talk about building better relationships between police and the community.