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In this issue we want to highlight a recent survey of the CRC and the desire for more voices of color in future surveys. We also explain why the work of antiracism is tough with a webinar recording from a recent virtual event we hosted. And don’t miss browsing our list of upcoming events.

CRC Survey Says... 

Pastor Reggie Smith looks at one result of the recent CRC-wide survey and explains why when it comes to missional, adaptive work of the church, what the denominational survey says is not enough.

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“Antiracism is WORK” Webinar Recording

Representatives from the CRC Office of Race Relations and the Office of Social Justice recently spoke on the challenge of changing attitudes and on moving anti-racist talk into anti-racism actions. Watch a recording of the webinar and browse additional resources mentioned in the discussion.

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Seeing It Differently 

The Importance of a Discerning Heart” – In her latest blog post, Race Relations Advocate Viviana Cornejo writes about why we must guard our hearts diligently against the foolishness of the world.

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Swords to Plowshares

Jesus’ Unbelievable Message”: Race Relations Advocate Rudy Gonzalez comments on how critics contend that Christianity and in particular Calvinism promotes tribalism and tribalistic behavior.

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Book Review: Jesus and John Wayne

For the Reformed Christian, the analysis found in the book "Jesus and John Wayne" drives one to ponder how the balance of influences one leans on shapes the totality of a world-and-life view.

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Race Relation Scholarships for 2021-22

Black, Indigenous, or People of Color who are attending or hoping to attend Calvin Seminary or a college associated with the CRC, are encouraged to apply for a Race Relations Scholarship for the upcoming school year. Read about the expectations, deadlines and guidelines for applicants.

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Welcome Chelsea Schiavi!

We want to welcome Chelsea Schiavi to the Office of Race Relations as an Administrative Coordinator. Learn more about her background, passions and aspirations in this post.

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Web Bytes

News Article: Do Young Consumers Think Brands Have Been Following Through On Their Anti-Racism Promises?

Video: Recording of 2021 MLK Community Celebration


Upcoming Events

February 23, 2021 – Black History / White Memory Webinar (12-1pm EST)

March workshop available online – RACISM: Looking Back. Moving Forward  during March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 (7pm-10pm EST)

March CORR Anti-racism virtual workshop will be held over 6 evenings from 6pm-9pm: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7 (all Wed. evenings) You must commit to attend all 6 evenings!

March 11-13, 2021 – CORR Anti-racism virtual workshop

March 27, 2021 – Cultural Intelligence Workshop (10am-6pm EST)

April 17, 2021 – CORR Anti-racism virtual workshop (9am-5pm EST)

April 23, 2021 – A conversation about the Antiracism journeys of white people (12-1:30pm EST) - Save the date! More info to come.

The Ideology of Whiteness workshop available online at your pace. Register here.


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