This Sunday, Feb. 21 at 9:45 a.m. via Zoom, we are pleased to welcome back Dr. R. Bruce Douglas, Director Emeritus of the Reformed Institute and Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Government at Georgetown University, for a three-part series on "Race and Religion in the History of American Presbyterianism." This is a very timely topic in today's society, and will further grow our knowledge and awareness on the topic of race, which we've been building through various lectures and book groups.
According to Dr. Douglas, Presbyterianism in America has always been primarily a white persons’ religion, and it has been heavily influenced by racist beliefs and practices. But it has also been shaped by influences that have been sharply critical of racism, and the ongoing struggle between those two tendencies has been a major determinant of the role Presbyterians have played in American society.
This series of talks is designed to shed light on some of the more important phases in the evolution of the thinking of American Presbyterians (both black and white) on this subject.
Race & Religion in the History of American Presbyterianism, Associate Professor Bruce Douglass, Georgetown University
- 2/21 - Race & Religion in the History of American Presbyterianism: The Problem of Slavery
- 2/28 - Race & Religion in the History of American Presbyterianism: Segregated Churches
- 3/7 - Race & Religion in the History of American Presbyterianism: Desegregation?