David Burke, content specialist for the Great Plains Conference, provides a summary of the "Time to Listen" webinar in this story on the conference website.
Black pastors in the Great Plains Conference expressed a mix of sadness and anger, only heightened by events of the previous month, in a June 27 webinar regarding race relations in America.
Six pastors from throughout the conference talked about their own personal experiences with racism and their responses to national news of the summer, including unarmed Black men being killed by police.
The webinar, “Time to Listen – Voices of African American Clergy serving in the Great Plains Conference,” was organized by the Rev. Dee Williamston, Salina-Hutchinson District superintendent, and the Rev. Nicole Conard of the conference Congregational Excellence team. The Rev. Dr. Rose Booker-Jones, a retired district superintendent from the Illinois Great Rivers Conference who now lives near Wichita, was the facilitator of the two-hour session.