Gammon Theological Seminary’s Center for the Study of Religion and Race is pleased to announce a special Lenten journey called the Damascus Road Experience. This unique program, which originates from the Mennonite Central Committee (U.S.), takes its name from the process of transformation Saul experienced on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1- 31). Although the program is designed to provide space for individual transformation, it is Gammon’s hope that this individual transformation will ultimately lead to long-term transformation of institutions, both inside and outside the church.
The goals of the Damascus Road Experience include the following:
- 1) Deepening the biblical foundations for antiracism work;
- 2) Exposing ourselves to an analysis of racism and building a common under- standing of racism; and
- 3) Learning basic concepts and skills of organizing and vision development for the process of dismantling racism.
Damascus Road will be open to up to 25 persons (seminarians, clergy, and laypersons) from the metro-Atlanta area. Conducted in the form of workshops and training events, Damascus Road will meet Tuesday evenings during the season of Lent from 7:00 P.M.—8:30 P.M. Clergypersons who complete this experience will be eligible to receive continu-ing education units, and all participants will receive a special certificate of completion. The sessions will be held at Cascade United Methodist Church (3144 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta, GA) on the following evenings:
February 28 – March 6 – March 13 – March 20 – March 27
The Damascus Road Experience is free and open to the public. Reserve your space today in what is guaranteed to be a transformational and life-changing experience by registering at:
http://damascusroad.eventbrite.com/or by calling: (404) 581-0300
The Damascus Road Experience will be facilitated by Dr. Elaine Crawford, Associate Pastor of Programs, Cascade UMC and Chair of the Commission on Religion and Race of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.