Tag: Social Justice

White Fragility

SPECIAL CLASS: White Fragility

Dates:  Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 27, Feb. 3 (4 sessions)Times:  6:30 to 8:00 p.m.Location: Room 220 | Manchester UMCLeader: Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk, Director of Social Justice Description:  As Bishop Bob Farr stated, “It is not enough to be non-racist.  For those of us who are white people who follow Jesus Christ, we are called to be anti-racist.” …
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Fair Trade Market

17th Annual Fair Trade Market November 23-24, November 29-December 1 The largest Fair Trade Market in the United States We are the nation’s largest Fair Trade Market with over 3,000 sq. ft. of merchandise from around the world. By choosing Fair Trade products, you get great value, and ensure equitable wages and treatment for farmers,…
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Guns in America: Get the Facts

Day: Wednesdays, Jan. 8 – 29 Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Presenter:  John Hundley, Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Description: We will learn about the history of the 2nd Amendment, the history of gun ownership in the U.S., Contemporary legislation, and the reality of gun…
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Social Justice

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;ensure justice for those being crushed.Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT) United Methodists have a rich history and concern for social justice. Inspired by Jesus’ ministry to the poor and marginalized, we continue the work of John…
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Portrait of Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk, Social Justice Coordinator

Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk

Social Justice/Literacy Coordinator I serve as Manchester UMC’s Social Justice Coordinator. I received my Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in Religion, Ethics, and Politics from Harvard University. Most recently, I was the Associate Director of the Center for Social Empowerment in Ferguson, MO. I have been involved in ecumenical work and activism for over ten…
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Holy BIble

SPECIAL CLASS: Race & American Religion

Date:  Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 (4 sessions) Time:  6:30-7:30 p.m. Location:  Room 221 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk, Director of Social Justice Description: Why is Sunday morning still the most segregated time of the week? This four-week, lecture-style class will examine the relationship between race and American religious identity throughout our nation’s…
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