Recognizing that differences are a source of vitality, strength, and growth for a congregation, the mission of the Multicultural Committee is to increase the multicultural inclusivity of Fourth Presbyterian Church.
This committee seeks to further a culture of inclusion through intentional, ongoing planning and leadership. By building relationships at both interpersonal and intergroup levels and by generating initiatives that recognize and celebrate the gifts of a diverse membership, we hope that people of many racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds feel a sense of welcome and belonging.
“Race, White Privilege, and Faithful Engagement”
A Luncheon Workshop
Sunday, June 2
12:30–2:30 p.m. in the Bumpus Room
Register with Nancy Davis by Wednesday, May 29
David Esterline of McCormick Theological Seminary will lead a discussion on why a system of racism in the United States privileges some people and disadvantages others simply because they are perceived to be of a particular race. Dr. Esterline will
- offer a framework for understanding our racialized society;
- suggest some language for talking about this reality; and
- provide several tools to help in conversations and interaction.
This presentation will include a list of print, Internet, and video resources for further reading and reflection.
To register, contact Nancy Davis (312.274.3815) by Wednesday, May 29.
Photos of Some of the Events Planned by the Multicultural Committee
MLK Service Projects 2013 | January 19, 2013
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Service Projects 2012 | January 14, 2012
For more information about multiculturalism at Fourth Church, contact Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor for Mission, (312.981.3598) or Joyce Shin, Associate Pastor for Congregational Life (312.274.3835).