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A Conversation with Jim Wallis

February 28, 2016

Children’s activities will be offered from 1:15-3:30 pm in the Parish Center. RSVP to Wendy Barrie: wbarrie@trinitywallstreet.org.

A Conversation with Jim Wallis on America's Original Sin

“If white Christians acted more Christian than white, black parents would have less to fear for their children,” says respected public theologian and New York Times bestselling author Jim Wallis in his latest book, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America. Following up on TI2016, "Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice," Wallis will speak at Trinity Church to cap his month-long tour of the country. He will share insights from his book and from the conversations it has provoked in cities large and small.

A panel will respond to Wallis, followed by a Q&A. Come to explore this timely call for a new conversation—and action—on racism, and a compelling agenda to deal with our lingering racial sins in many places, including our criminal justice system.

Panel:
  • Yamily Bass-Choate is the Latino/Hispanic Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of New York. As Vicar of San Andres Episcopal Church in Yonkers, New York, she has established numerous forms of outreach, including after school programs, summer camp, immigration counseling, and guidance in accessing social and economic resources.
  • Chung Hyun Kyung is associate professor of ecumenical studies at Union Theological Seminary. In her writing and research she tries to synthesize the wisdom of the worldwide people’s movements, spiritual legacies of Asian religious traditions, and the world of the arts.
  • Cynthia Copeland is a historian affiliated with New York University. She cofounded and codirects the Seneca Village Project, created to study and create awareness of the nineteenth-century New York village of blacks and immigrants that was displaced to create Central Park.
  • Janine Tinsley-Roe is a member of the Shinnecock and Unkechaug Tribes of Long Island, New York. She is the founder of the Shinnecock-Sewanaka Society, Inc. and has also served as the Episcopal Church’s National Missioner for Native American Ministries for the US and abroad.

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