Workshop & Lecture with Will Willimon

09.28.19 | News, Adult, SDSCS

    Rooted in the Bible and church tradition, yet open to God’s new creation in church and world, Bishop Will Willimon is one of America's most revered preachers.

    Saturday, September 28, 2019

    Interactive Workshop
    10 AM - 1 PM
    Linder Hall
    A free-will offering will be invited.
    Free childcare available


    Join with Bishop Willimon and friends as we explore together how Christian wisdom can lead us thru and beyond the condition of polarization that afflicts our church and nation.

    This interactive, workshop-style event will include a light brunch. There is no cost. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is strongly encouraged.

    The event is co-sponsored by the Disciplined Order of Christ, the Compassionate Christ Network and the San Diego School of Christian Studies.


    Sunday, September 29

    "Lunch & Learn" with Will Willimon
    The Legacy of Rasism
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Linder Hall

    Join Bishop Will Willimon and a panel of local experts as we discuss the lasting legacy of racism in predominantly white communities and congregations.

    This event is free and open to the public (NO RSVP NEEDED).

    Boxed lunches can be purchased for $10 through online registration, or purchased for $15 at the door as long as supplies last. 


    Bishop Willimon has addressed this question personally and powerfully throughout his career, having learned only when he went away to college that a black man named Willie Earle had been lynched in his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina in 1947, the year after his birth. In his book, "Who Lynched Willie Earle?," Willimon explains why he has concluded that it is critical for "mostly white preachers to preach about racism to their mostly white congregations."

    The panel of local respondents will be facilitated by Rev. John Fanestil and will include, among others, Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, Board President (District E) of the San Diego Unified School Board.