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Featured title - Holding Up Your Corner by F. Willis Johnson 


When: August 4th, 2020 at 7pm CST

Topic: A Framework for Conversation: Finding and Living Your Way


When: August 11th, 2020 at 7pm CST                                                                   

Topic: Living Our WORK: Witness, Organization, Relational Power, Knowledge


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Interesting reads and listens from F. Willis Johnson 

USA Today Essay: 'We, too, are America':  How we can work together to overcome systemic racism

Facilitating Difficult Conversations

Race, Justice and the Church Podcast 


Discussion Guide

F. Willis Johnson

A third-generation educator, Rev. Dr. F. Willis Johnson is a spiritual entrepreneur. An elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, Johnson is a respected scholar-practitioner, fellow and author of Holding Up Your Corner: Talking About Race in Your Community.
Johnson holds fellowships at Bridge Alliance and Walker Leadership Institute-Eden Seminary. He is a former Vosburgh Visiting Professor of Ministry and Social Engagement at Drew University’s Theological School.
Currently, he is the leadership pastors Living Tree Church and adjunct faculty at Methodist Theological School of Ohio (MTSO).