Tag: dialogue

Primary Election Candidate Forum – Legislative District 25

Hear the candidates discuss the issues and ask your questions at the non-partisan candidates’ forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County and UW Tacoma Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Candidates invited include:

House of Representatives Position 1:

Julie Door
Jamie Smith
Kelly Chambers
Emmett Smith

House of Representatives Position 2:

Brian Duthie
Chris Gildon
Ned Witting

 

Primary Election Candidates’ Forum – 26th Legislative District

Hear the candidates discuss the issues and ask your questions at the non-partisan candidates’ forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County and UW Tacoma Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Candidates invited include:

Senate: 

Emily Randall
Bill Scheidler
Marty McClendon

House of Representatives Position 1:

Naomi Evans
Connie FitzPatrick
Jesse Young

House of Representatives Position 2:

Michelle Caldier
Joy Stanford
Marco Padilla
Randy Boss

Primary Election Candidates Forum – County Council District 5 & District Court No. 6

Hear the candidates discuss the issues and ask your questions at the non-partisan candidates’ forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County and UW Tacoma Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs. Candidates invited include:

County Council District 5: 

Marty Campbell
Justin VanDyk
Suzanne Skaar

District Court No. 6:

John Sheeran
Karl Williams
Matthew Wareham

People of faith, now what?

now-whatThursday evening, October 27, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Bethany PresbyterianFirst United Methodist, and Tacoma College Ministry hosted a workshop led by Professor and author Dr. Jen Harvey. 

The dialogue of the evening was from a Christian perspective, around important but under-told dimensions of our civil rights story as Christians, the challenge whiteness presents for justice-loving Christians of all racial and ethnic identities, and exploring ways a shift from reconciliation to repair—a shift which is in line with the gospel of Christ—might be pursued.

You can view a recording of Dr. Harvey speaking before a Unitarian Universalist audience on this same thesis:

The workshop included small group discussions across church affiliations and closed with shared ideas about the “Now what?”–the meat of the conversation that drew so many folks out on a dark, rainy night in the middle of the week. Attendees named the collaborative work being started in their own congregations and their desire to expand in partnership with others. The host congregations promise more to come by way of notes generated by workshop attendees and references for further study and dialogue.

Here are some questions you can consider to begin a “Now what?” dialogue:

What is your congregation doing on racial justice right now?

What challenges or inspires you about repair as an alternative model or vision for racial transformation?