The Colorado Council of Churches will bring people of faith together to study of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
, Isabel Wilkerson’s bestseller that examines the laws and practices that created what she describes as a bipolar, Black and white caste system in the United States. It is our hope that we will meet with the intention to create a beloved community, finding meaning in reading Caste
while providing an opportunity to share conversations that might sprout into personal relationships among participants from both faith communities.
As a participant, you may join at either the Tuesday night or Wednesday night series of meetings which will be virtual. Each meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with a brief theological reflection followed by group discussion. Most of the meetings will feature small group breakout rooms that will be randomly assigned. Finally, we will return to the full group for sharing and closing prayer. Though not a requirement, participants are asked to attend all sessions.
Small groups are the centerpiece of this ministry, and participants are asked to read the assigned part of the book each week to ensure meaningful conversation. Small groups will be led by trained discussion leaders/facilitators.
The first meetings begin September 28th and 29th at 7:00 p.m. If you'd like to join these discussions, please register at: Caste Book Study Ministry Registration (google.com)
Everyone is welcome, and we would love for more people of color to be involved with this book study ministry.
Colorado Council of Churches