Difficult & Daring: essential conversations in today's climate

Difficult and Daring is an initiative launched in June of 2018 under the inspiration of a few caring members of St. Bartholomew’s who noted that there are very few places in our society where we can have authentic conversation around the issues that divide us the most. 


Members of St. Bartholomew’s and several other local churches and organizations gather periodically for authentic and provocative discussion around issues such as implicit bias and systemic racism and how people and communities of faith can best respond in our contemporary context.

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Join us to explore the implicit racial biases and stereotypes that we carry.  Our intent is for this to be an informal, but still facilitated, conversation around the very broad, and often barely visible, spectrum of expressions of racism in our society.  


This is a forum for individuals to fearlessly state their experiences and for our community to speak and listen to the truth in love, and to let that truth transform us.  


Please join us in the Lounge at St. Bartholomew’s at 7:00 pm on the following Sunday evenings:  Dec. 2 and Jan. 6

December 2 suggested consideration:

Look at recent experiences when we've noticed our biases surfacing and try to scratch below the surface. This one has been extended from October 28, as we used our time on Oct. 28 to stand in solidarity with our local Jewish brothers and sisters at a service in memory of the shooting victims at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA.

Recent handouts from past D&D conversations