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Doylestown Presbyterian Church offers virtual classes on race and the environment

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The community is invited to join Doylestown Presbyterian Church in a special four-week class, “Waste, Race, and a Matthew 25 Environment,” presented by DPC’s Peace & Justice and Adult Education committees.

“We will examine the narratives surrounding our current waste disposal and recycling systems and their function in ordering environmental perception. Within these systems, waste remains hidden, while certain minority communities experience greater and disproportionate health risks. We will also examine the role of the church in addressing these issues.”

The classes will be held on Zoom each Sunday at 11 a.m. from April 25 through May 16. Participate in all four classes or attend those that fit your schedule or interests.

The program is part of the denomination’s Matthew 25 initiative, which is guided by DPC’s stated focus of dismantling racism and its intersectionality with poverty. “As our church continues to explore these important issues of environmental crisis and racial justice, we hope you can become part of the conversation as we learn, grow, and take action together.”

“One of our commitments in the Matthew 25 initiative is to grow in understanding how the same actions affect everyone, but not in equal ways,” said the Rev. John Willingham, DPC pastor. “I’m confident this series will be another step in that effort, helping us become better neighbors to all and better stewards of the earth.”

To join in on Zoom: Visit dtownpc.org/events/dpcenvironment/.

Class 1 is: The Problem of Waste: Why Recycling is Not the Answer; Class 2 is: The Perception of Waste; Class 3 is: Waste and Race: Addressing Environmental Racism; and Class 4 is: Summary and Discussion. Individual class descriptions can be viewed at dtownpc.org/events/dpcenvironment. More information about PC(USA) Matthew 25 is at: presbyterianmission.org/ministries/matthew-25./


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