Programs and Initiatives The Next Step
Intercultural Programs at Westmont College hosted its ninth annual “The Next Step” workshop focused on racial justice and conciliation from MLK Day on Monday, January 18, through Friday, January 22, 2021.
The goal of this virtual workshop was to bring the Westmont community together to engage in reflection, dialogue, and initiative around issues of racial and societal justice - to ask the question, "What's the Next Step for the Church towards racial justice and conciliation?" Faculty, staff, and students were invited to participate in this workshop to engage in this intercultural/cross cultural dialogue. This was a free workshop for Westmont faculty, staff and students.
Special Guest Speakers
Assistant Professor of Church History and Black Church Studies at Fuller Seminary. Author of A Multitude of All Peoples: Engaging Ancient Christianity's Global Identity and Gospel Haymanot: A Constructive Theology and Critical Reflection on African and Diasporic Christianity.
Author, speaker and community advocate. Author of America's Unholy Ghosts.
Mentor, author, speaker. Author of King Maker: Applying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Leadership Lessons in Working with Athletes and Entertainers.
Robert Munger Professor of Evangelism at Fuller Theological Seminary. Author of Prophetic Lament and The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity.
Apologist, speaker and founder of Jude 3 Project.
Professor of Sociology at University of Illinois, Chicago. Co-author of Divided By Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America and Blacks and Whites in Christian America: How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions.
Speaker sessions were recorded and can be accessed below:
Dr. Marcus Goodloe, "The Second Phase and the Ongoing Work of Civil Rights"
Joel Goza, "Making an Anti-Racist America," and panel discussion with Joel Goza and Dr. Marcus Goodloe
Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, "Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity"
Dr. Vince Bantu, "Race, Theology and the Need for Gospel Haymanot," and A Public Conversation: Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Dr. Vince Bantu, Dr. Helen Rhee, and Dr. Sameer Yadav
Dr. Michael Emerson, "Race, Faith and Politics"
Lisa Fields, "Faithful & Just: Reclaiming an Authentic Christianity"
Group shot from the sixth annual The Next Step (Jan 2018)
Group shot from the fifth annual The Next Step (Jan 2017)
Group shot form the fourth The Next Step (Jan 2016)
Group shot from the third The Next Step (Jan 2015)
Group shot from the second The Next Step (Jan 2014)
Group shot from the first annual The Next Step (Jan 2013)