The Rev. William H. Willimon will lead “Confronting Racism Like Christians” in the Broadmoor United Methodist Church sanctuary from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28.
There is no charge to attend and free child care will be provided.
Willimon also will preach during Sunday morning services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28 in the sanctuary. The church will not offer a service in the Casual Worship Center on that day.
This special discussion covers racism from a Christian point of view and includes the history of race and racism among American Christians.
“Broadmoor United Methodist is committed to helping Baton Rouge become more like God’s dream for our community,” said the Rev. Donnie Wilkinson, senior pastor at Broadmoor. “Of all the conversations our community needs to have, race is one of the most challenging. Dr. Willimon, in his winsome yet challenging style, will help each of us take the next step as we continue to courageously face our past and collectively dream about our future."
Willimon is a professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at the Divinity School at Duke University. For eight years, he served as bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. Before that, he spent 20 years as dean of the chapel and professor of Christian ministry at Duke.