Webinar May 19: Reconciliation 2.0 – The Urgency of Now

April Johnson

The Rev. April Johnson

Led by the Rev. April Johnson, Minister of Reconciliation for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to learn of threads of the historical roots of Reconciliation Ministry. They will also share in an opportunity to demystify the language of anti-racism and practice faithful conversations that promote God’s shalom. At the end of this webinar, participants will understand the climate in which the ministry was created, the legacy for which we participate currently and be equipped to engage in faithful conversations that lead to impactful community ministry.

Rev. Johnson brings to her ministry a deep passion for racial understanding, justice and compassion. As Minister of Reconciliation, she facilitates the church-wide process of awareness, analysis and action toward healing the fractures in the body of Christ that are caused by systemic racism. She collaborates with organizer trainers, regional and congregational staff leadership, transformation teams and ecumenical partners in her efforts to guide this work. Rev. Johnson has added mediation to the toolbox of Anti-Racism skills and practices in the church’s pursuit to embody a Pro-Reconciling identity. In her capacity as both pastor and administrator, Rev. Johnson emphasizes the importance of relationship-building across differences as one of the critical ways that we actualize God’s plan for humanity and creation.

She received her Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana and her Masters of Divinity from Howard University in Washington, DC. She is a native of Chicago, IL.

Register at www.lextheo.edu/webinar-series.