Reparations, Repentance and Redemption Series
Sundays, June 6th, 13th & 20th | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm | Zoom
Does our Christian faith compel us to support reparations for the descendants of enslaved people? While politicians and pundits argue over the policy and economic impact, they miss the theological implication: does God present America with reparations as an opportunity to repent for centuries of race slavery?
Do reparations offer at least a step toward the national redemption that will begin to heal the racism that divides the nation and tempts millions to turn to authoritarian leaders?
This three-session speaker series will open Riverside’s discussion of these compelling theological, ethical and political questions. This series is a “Foundations level class” – This class is a good entry point for those who are curious but perhaps are not very familiar with these ideas. This is part one of a two-part series. Part one is a beginners level class and part two in the fall will be a more advanced level.