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What does Eurocentric white theology say (or not say) about economic inequality and systemic racism? What does the Bible look like from a decolonized lens?

 

Each Tuesday from May 31 to June 21 (National Indigenous People’s Day) 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Pacific Time, you’re invited on a journey to Decolonize the Bible in this interactive online learning series. Feel free to invite your friends, family and co-workers as well!

2022 Session Dates:

May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21

  • 4:00 – 5:30 pm PDT

  • 5:00 – 6:30 pm MDT

  • 7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT

What You'll Learn:

Using the teachings of Lisa Sharon Harper (President & Founder of Freedom Road) and Rev. René August (co-director of The Justice Conference South Africa), each week we will:

 

  • Watch curated excerpts from Freedom Road’s How to Decolonize the Bible recorded webinars

  • Read select Bible verses through different lenses of power: social, economic, political, religious, and geographical

  • Discuss key concepts and practice power analysis in small and large groups

 

This series has been designed so that each week builds on one another. You’ll get the most out of the series if you attend all four live, but every session will be available recorded for replay in case you aren’t able to make it. Handouts will also be provided.

“Decolonizing the Bible” is for you if:
  • You desire reconciliation and redemption with people who have been harmed by the Church/Christianity;

  • You’ve read the Bible only/primarily through a Eurocentric white lens;

  • Your Bible studies were taught using the NIV, NKJV or ESV;

  • You grew up believing Jesus is white (spoiler alert: he’s not!)

 

If you’re still not sure whether this series is for you, here’s a taste of what you’ll get:

https://freedomroad.us/downloads/how-to-decolonize-the-bible-webinar/

Facilitator Biography:
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Rosie Yeung (she/her) is a Coach, Speaker and Educator for Justice, Equity, Decolonization and Inclusion (JEDI), helping people with privilege dismantle systemic inequity while helping people without privilege survive it. She is a Christian, a Certified HR Leader, and a Chartered Professional Accountant, and holds certificates in coaching, inclusion, Indigenous history, human rights, and more. Rosie is a baptized member of East Toronto Chinese Baptist Church since 2006 and a graduate of the Arrow Executive Leadership program.

Rosie has spent the last 10 years studying the Bible with Bible Study Fellowship, two of those as a Small Group Leader and Facilitator. She completed this four-week Freedom Road study last year, then taught it in Sunday School to her church. Rosie loved the Decolonizing the Bible series so much, she went on to complete Level 2, an 8-week study taught live by Lisa Sharon Harper and René August.

Rosie is the creator and host of the Changing Lenses Podcast, shifting our worldview on work and business by looking through a JEDI lens. Based in Toronto, Canada, Rosie enjoys travel (except during global pandemics), and has served communities in Guatemala, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda. To de-stress, Rosie enjoys movies, popcorn and ice cream – often simultaneously!

You can connect with Rosie on LinkedIn, Instagram, or send an email.

Cost:

Regular price for all four weeks (not sold separately): $97 per person.

 

Discounted price for Kentro Members (including Arrow Alumni): $77 per person.

 

Price includes 6 hours of instruction and facilitation via Zoom, PDF handouts, session recordings (available until August 31, 2022), and applicable taxes.

 

Payment in full is due at time of registration by credit, debit, or Interac e-transfer. No refunds will be issued after payment.

How to Register:

Does this sound helpful to you? Would you like to be part of a Christian community unlearning and decolonizing together?

Sign up on the form below to register and receive the link for payment. Once your payment is processed, you'll get a confirmation email and Zoom link to join!

If you don't want to wait, or you prefer customized training/coaching, please book a free exploratory call to see how I can support you. I'd love to help!