Religion, Faith & Politics: Is Your Faith Making You Biased? Workshop

When:
06/12/2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Where:
Whatcom Peace & Justice Center
1220 Bay Street
Bellingham
WA
Cost:
$20.00
Contact:
Kim Harris, M.Ed.

Religion, Faith & Politics – REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY JUNE 10TH, NO SAME DAY REGISTRATION PERMITTED
Is your faith making you biased?
In this workshop, participants will learn about bias thru the lens of their interpretation of their faith. Many religions have tenets that outline a successful life and good and bad behavior. Many of us make life choices based on these tenets and base our values and opinions of others on our religious values. We will discuss how our values affect our choices and our personal faith as it relates to politics. Lastly we will learn de-biasing tools and obtain resources for anti-racist and anti-bias awareness. (Please note that the facilitator will be using examples sourcing Christian faith and the bible but participants from all faith walks, or those without one, are welcomed and encouraged to attend and share their experiences.)

Learning objectives
Participants will:
Define bias
Listen to an NPR podcasts on the church’s role towards marginalized groups and another NPR podcast on faith and voting. Participants will discuss their faith, and debate whether or not Christianity and other faiths are progressive or conservative.
Analyze the intersectionality between faith and politics bringing concrete examples of how the participant’s faith has guided their attitudes and voting choices
Learn resources for further growth and exploration concerning bias and inclusion
Facilitator
Kim Harris is a professional diversity trainer from Whatcom County. She has a master’s degree in education from Western Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in humanities from the University of California at Berkeley. Kim’s philosophy of training is “together we can learn from one another to create our greatest truth.” She provides diversity and inclusion training through Distinctive Voice Consulting, which she started in 2014.
Details
When: 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 12

Where: Whatcom Peace & Justice Center (1220 Bay Street)
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Who: All levels
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Cost: $20 general, $15 students/seniors (bring cash/check to workshop, or send via PayPal to KimberlyHarris2010@gmail.com and indicate it’s for 6/12 workshop)

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