In mid-July, thirty-one people from Lake Burien Presbyterian Church congregation and community embarked on a week-long pilgrimage called “The Gospel & Politics of Race.” Participants started in Montgomery, Alabama, and traveled by bus through the Mississippi Delta, to Memphis, Tennessee and ended in Ferguson, Missouri.
The journey traced the history of racialized terror committed against Africans and those of African descent in this country; from enslavement to mass incarceration and the major movements and many of the key stories between. This important narrative remains largely hidden and conveniently ignored as part of our collective “knowing” of US history as well as the history and complicity of the Christian Church.
You are invited to visit an exhibit, “In Our Shoes,” designed to share the experiences of the participants on the pilgrimage – what they heard, saw and felt.
““In Our Shoes” bears witness to the faith, grace, courage, humanity, and strength of those who suffered, and continue to suffer, the violence of white supremacy. We hope this exhibit honors the sacred stories we heard and the people we met. We commit ourselves with others, past and present, to resist evil in all of its forms and to work toward a more humane and just world. We must do better.”
Exhibit hours September – October: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Other days and times by appointment only.