MNU Events

Receiving the Gifts of Reconciliation: Leaning into the Hoped-for-Future of Racial Justice

Lecture / Presentation / Exhibit
Dr, Helsel and Rev. Miller

You want to talk about what? What if I say the wrong thing? Is race really something that I need to talk about (I’m white)? Shouldn’t I let people of color be the ones to bring it up? I’m worried someone will call me a racist. What does this have to do with faith? The Bible doesn’t say anything about race. Let’s leave it alone. (Adapted from Helsel, 2017.)

If you’ve had these thoughts, raised these questions or have tried to guide dialogue or inclusivity initiatives where these concerns were prevalent, this transformative conversation of race base trauma, faith, reconciliation and healing is a must!

Dr. Carolyn Helsel’s books, Anxious to Talk About It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism (2017) and Preaching about Racism: A Guide for Faith Leaders (2018) will be available for purchase. Book signing to follow the event!

For more information about Rev. Steve Miller’s HBCU Truth and Reconciliation Project please visit:

This event is free and open to MidAmerica Nazarene Community and Greater Kansas City area.


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