Since the non-indictment in Ferguson, Pittsburgh Mennonite Church has been developing a partnership with Union Baptist Church, an African American Church in their neighborhood. After Ferguson and Staten Island, they held a joint service of lament and hope, and since then have been planning a gathering/mini-conference on Race in the church and in the region.
Dr. Willie Jennings from Duke is becoming one of the most recognized voices in the world on Race and Theology and will be present to speak and preach.
This event will be held on Saturday, January 31 starting at 2:00 pm at Hicks Chapel Auditorium, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (PTS) 616 N. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206. This is short notice because they have planned the whole thing in such a short time so as to try to respond to their moment that the Spirit has brought them into.
Contact Pittsburgh Mennonite Church for a brochure which explains more about the event. There is a website for the event at http://www.pts.edu/jennings_2015 with info to sign up for the community dinner