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Book Study Group: The Myth of Equality

Every Tuesday, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway, Grand Junction, CO US 81507

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The Book Study Group will begin discussing "The Myth of Equality" beginning September 19th.  This book, published June 2017, is a timely exploration of current issues.  Join us to become part of this discussion.

It's clear that issues of race and equality have come to the forefront in our nation's consciousness. Every week yet another incident involving racial tension splashes across headlines and dominates our news feeds. But it's not easy to unpack the origins of these tensions, and perhaps we wonder whether any of these issues really has anything to do with us.

Ken Wytsma, founder of the Justice Conference, understands these questions. He has gone through his own journey of understanding the underpinnings of inequality and privilege. In this timely, insightful book Wytsma unpacks what we need to know to be grounded in conversations about today's race-related issues. And he helps us come to a deeper understanding of both the origins of these issues and the reconciling role we are called to play as witnesses of the gospel.

Inequality and privilege are real. The Myth of Equality opens our eyes to realities we may have never realized were present in our society and world. And we will be changed for the better as a result.

The book touches on the following topics:

Part I: The Story of Race
1. America's White Standard: A Nation of (European) Immigrants
2. When the World Became Racist: Color in the Western Tradition
3. Stolen Labor
4. How Our Cities Got Their Shape

Part II: Equality and The Kingdom of God
5. The Aristocratic Itch
6. Does Justice Belong in Our Gospel Conversation?
7. The Salvation Industrial Complex
8. A Short Look at American Individualism

Part III: The Challenge of Privilege
9. When Racism Went Underground: Implicit Racial Bias and the Stories That Hide Within Us
10. The Voice of Justice
11. Finding Ourselves in the Other