“The 1619 Project”

The 1619 Project” is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative. Join our District Superintendent, Russ Abel, in this 6 week study on Sundays, beginning Sept. 13, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.. Copies of the material will be available in the church office. During the sessions, there will be  discussions in both large-group and small-group breakout rooms, as well as a few essays each meeting. This will allow us to educate ourselves while sharing in meaningful dialogue.

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  • Barbara Demaree

    WHY WERE MY COMMENTS ERASED???

    THIS SHOULD NOT BE TAUGHT OR DISCUSSED IN A CHURCH GROUP AS IT HAS TOTALLY UNTRUE FACTS AND IS A FIRST STEP BY RADICALS TO REWRITE THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. Is that what College Avenue Methodist Church wants to promote.? Horrible!

    • 6:38 pm - August 16, 2020

    • Administrator

      We’re sorry you feel that way about the study. Would you provide us with your source for further review?

      “The 1619 Project” is a study hosted by the East District of the Indiana United Methodist Conference. Our Conference, as well as College Avenue, promotes opening minds to the opinions of others and furthering education. This study will encourage discussion from all viewpoints, regardless of politics. Studies and discussions such as these are very timely considering the racial turmoil we find ourselves in.

      In other words, yes, College Avenue is promoting the study of “The 1619 Project.” You are most welcome to join the group.

      Also, all comments require approval before posting. That is why you were unable to see your comments immediately.

      • 7:30 pm - August 16, 2020

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