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Brenda Scarborough bmscarborough at ysu.edu
Thu May 29 10:10:32 EDT 2008

And more Christians, more of us working together, not just white 
Christians, but whites and blacks of every faith, ecumenically working 
together.  - Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Speech to the National Press Club, 
April 28, 2008

This presidential election has brought unprecedented attention to race 
and the Christian community.  Your brothers and sisters in the the 
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance in partnership with the 
Baptist Pastors Council and The Center for Working-Class Studies at 
YSU, sense that it is time for the Christian leaders in the Mahoning 
Valley to come together in an honest conversation toward reconciliation 
within the Christian community.

To that end, we seek your help in that reconciliation.  

The event is entitled: The Spirit of Unity through Relationship, 
Reconciliation, and Redemption:  A 4 Real Dialogue on Race.

On Monday, June 9, 2008, there will be a dialogue and conversation open 
to all Christian clergy and professional church leaders in the Mahoning 
The event will be hosted at the Salvation Army Center, 1501 Glenwood 
Ave., Youngstown. Registration begins at 5:30 pm, and a light dinner 
will be served during registration.

In the spirit of the conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan woman 
at Jacob's Well, we hope that truth and trust is developed between 
Christian leaders through honest dialogue about racism and its affects 
on the Christian community.

Attached is a flier with more information.  Please let me know if you 
will be able to participate. The event is free and open to the enitre 
community.Rev. Robert Johnson is chairman of the event

See below for more sponsor information.If you need further information 
please feel free to contact me at 330.788.1696 or by responding to this 
emial communication.


Rev. Lewis W. Macklin II
IMA President

Sponsoring Organization
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Youngstown:  The IMA of 
Youngstown is one of several chapters across the country that serve to 
bring together Christian leaders of all denominations and backgrounds.  
The IMA serves to address social and economic issues that impact its 
members' communities.  Currently, the IMA is working with the Community 
Mobilization Committee and the Baptist Pastors Council in establishing 
a faith-based community credit union.  Past and on-going projects of 
the IMA include the Knowledge Works community education program and the 
Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS.  Rev. Lewis Macklin II serves 
as president
In conjunction with Baptist Pastors Council of Youngstown:  The BPC was 
founded in 1927 for the purpose of “promoting fellowship, Christian 
education and Christian endeavors” in Youngstown and vicinity.  The BPC 
gathers together area Baptist clergy who believe that “through mutual 
understanding, study and exchange of ideas” people can correct and 
solve problems in churches and the community.  The BPC also strives to 
“promote better understanding civilly, socially and spiritually.”  The 
Council works with Youngstown State University to annually award the 
Rev. Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King Scholarship, and is a key 
sponsor in the American Baptist College extension unit.  Rev. J. Dwayne 
Heard serves as president.

Center for Working-Class Studies at YSU:  The CWCS was the first 
academic program in the U.S. to focus on issues of work and class.  
CWCS members have been at the forefront of "new working-class studies," 
an international movement that brings together academics, artists, 
activists, students, and others who are interested in the history, 
experiences, stories, and politics of the working class.  The Center's 
mission is to increase awareness of and respect for working-class life 
and culture through education, the arts, media, and research.  The 
Center is co-directed by Sherry Linkon and John Russo.

Brenda Scarborough, LMTA II
Maag Library/Information Services
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza 
Youngstown OH 44555-0001
t:(330)941-3126 e: bmscarborough at ysu.edu
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