CCDASW2021 Final Wide-02

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Christian Community Development Association - Southwest Region

April 15-17th 2021

2020 has pushed us beyond limits we thought we could withstand. Divisions and unrest were already latent within our cities, but the events of 2020 have, in many ways, served to push us further into echo chambers and group think. Even still, there are signs that Christ has stirred sectors of the “slumbering giant" - the US Church. It is awakening and openly seeking to address the realities of systemic racial injustice. This is a beautiful awakening that gives us great hope for our country. However, it can also be a lonely time; the realities of the global pandemic have us isolated, leaving us with little opportunity to converse and process corporately.

 

Our 2021 CCDA/SW *virtual gathering offers a space to fellowship and learn from others as we wrestle with the realities of a global pandemic and systemic injustice; whether we are brand new to the CCDA movement or veterans of the work. No matter our talents or temperaments, there are myriad tasks and roles for us to take up; whether engaging in ministry to diverse or homogeneous communities, political activism, artistic expressions that give voice to pain, the work of reconciliation, economic justice and assistance, legal advocacy, and many other examples. This regional gathering gives us the opportunity to explore the work together as our communities enter into a new political landscape and renewed public spaces.

*some first-come-first-serve in-person slots will be offered to registered individuals.

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YOU WILL LEARN

Our content will focus on various Biblical Justice themes that are prominent to our region and time. We will hear from local pastors about the role of the church regarding justice and civic participation. We will speak with frontline immigration reform and racial justice activists. We will learn about Arizona’s racial history and new strategies to correct harmful, long standing perspectives and policies.

African American elementary student standing by the water.

Schedule

THURSDAY

Morning Session

9:00am: Welcome & Worship

9:20am: Speaker: Taking on the Main Theme - 

Bread In The Wilderness: Reflections of Christian Community Development out of the experience of COVID 19 and Racial Injustice 

10:30am: BREAK

10:45am: Speaker: The Current National Immigration Landscape

10:55am: Panel Discussion: Voices from the Immigrant Community

12:00pm: Lunch, one hour

Afternoon Session

1:00pm: There will be a choice of two virtual Go & See's each day (four total). Go & See is a CCDA activity where individuals go and see different local sites that hold significance to work of Biblical Justice. This year the Go&See's will be virtual. There will be dynamic presentations and much opportunity for breakout discussion.

4:00pm: Corporate closing time

4:30pm: Day One Concludes

(Optional) 5:30pm: After hours socially distanced or virtual meetups (TBD)

FRIDAY

Morning Session

9:00am: Worship, Prayer, Speakers and Panels

Still yet to be determined

12:00pm: Lunch, one hour

Afternoon Session

1:00pm: There will be a choice of two virtual Go & See's each day (four total). Go & See is a CCDA activity where individuals go and see different local sites that hold significance to work of Biblical Justice. This year the Go&See's will be virtual. There will be dynamic presentations and much opportunity for breakout discussion.

4:00pm: Corporate closing time

4:30pm: Day Two Concludes

(Optional) 5:30pm: After hours socially distanced or virtual meetups (TBD)

SATURDAY

CCDA Reflection Time - 9:00 - 10:30am

A time for prayer and worship.

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