October 21, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr. Larry Donell Covin, Jr., Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity UCC Church in York, explores themes of systemic racism in Christianity in his new book Thirteen Turns: A Theology Resurrected From The Gallows of Jim Crow Christianity.
Dr. Covin brings forward the remarkability that African Americans, the descendants of slaves, embrace Christianity at all. African Americans are well aware of the shared relationship of Christianity with the white oppressors of history. While Black religion embraces the cross and the narrative of Jesus as savior, it still struggles with the reconciliation of the cross, Black life, and suffering. The religion that helped African Americans to survive is also the religion that was instrumental in their near genocide.
Dr. Covin will touch on the pivotal moments and historic epochs that have informed our current state of affairs in U.S. race relations, while also encouraging us to return to the root of the Gospel of Christ – to live together in covenant community. This workshop will help attendees better understand the history of systemic racism in Christianity, law, and society in the United States through lecture, discussion and Q&A. Attendees do not need to read Thirteen Turns prior to attending this workshop.
Dr. Larry Donell Covin, Jr. is the Systematic Theologian-Religion Scholar at Trinity UCC Church. He earned a BS in criminal justice from Albany State University, an MDiv from the Interdenominational Theological Center, a DMin from Lancaster Theological Seminary, and a Postdoctoral-ThM in theology and ethics from Princeton Theological Seminary. For over twenty years he taught at Morgan State University, University of Baltimore, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Lancaster Theological Seminary, and the Schaefer Center for Public Policy. Dr. Covin has been an avid motorcycle rider since age ten and continues to ride his beloved Honda CBR 500r.
Venue: Parish Resource Center