Presented by: Rev. Dr. Velda Love
Racial Justice Minister, United Church of Christ
February 20, 2021 – 10 am – 1 pm
Via Zoom Webinar
On January 6, white nationalists stormed the Capitol leaving behind destruction, death, and a shocked country. What is white nationalism? What is the relationship between white nationalism and contemporary racism? What is the role of the Christian Church? How do we address racialized trauma?
Join the NHUCC webinar (via Zoom) on Saturday, February 20 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for an enlightening discussion of these questions and more facilitated by Dr. Love. The event is free and sponsored by the Racial Justice Mission Group through your OCWM offerings. Register by February 14 in order to receive pre-webinar resources.
Before her call to the national setting of the United Church of Christ to serve as Racial Justice Minister, Dr. Love lived in Chicago. She wrote: “I was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ for more than 20 years. That experience developed my spirituality, theology, biblical understanding and racial justice from an African and African-American perspective. That experience also led to being deeply committed to social justice, gender equality, issues of race and eliminating racism.”
Dr. Love was an adjunct professor and conference speaker at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago from 2008 – 2017 and served North Park University as the director of intercultural justice and learning (2000 – 2016).
She earned her bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University in 1990, and a master’s degree from North Park Theological Seminary in 2006. She attended Chicago Theological Seminary and obtained her D.Min. in 2016, and served various boards and task forces that address interfaith dialogue, homelessness, and youth incarceration.
“Given this critical juncture in our nation, conversations on race are still a priority,” Love said. “Racial justice and racial equality need to be part of our national dialogue. As Christians in the United Church of Christ, we are responsible for changing the narrative of how we engage the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is inclusive, liberating and radical.”