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This post is an overview of our new small group and recap of our meetup in January. This month The Open Table is beginning an ongoing small group gathering for adults who would like to explore or deepen their spiritual practices and build community.  It’s called “The Way Is Made by Walking” or just “The Way”.  The group will meet…

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A SPECTRUM OF INJUSTICE: INTERSECTIONALITY AND RACISM

Institutional discrimination and systemic oppression negatively impact marginalized people in myriad ways, from racism to sexism and classism to heterosexism. It can be dizzying to sort out all of the ways in which dominant groups leverage power that damage disenfranchised groups. It can be even more challenging to build connections between different oppressed groups.  Because of these concerns, last Sunday…

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THROUGH THE EYES OF THE OPPRESSED

This Advent season, we have been reading the Christmas story through the eyes of the oppressed, which continued on Christmas Eve with a service of music and meditations focused on reading the Christmas narrative through the lens of Jesus as liberator.  We gathered for a simple worship service at the beautiful Pilgrim Chapel in midtown KC. For a prelude, we…

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JESUS THE LIBERATOR

Jesus was a person of color who was born under an oppressive Roman regime, and when Jesus launched his ministry at age 30, he started by declaring freedom for the captives!  This message of liberation and hope has animated the church in poor and marginalized communities all over the world.  This Advent season, we are continuing our series on race…

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TAKING A KNEE: A RACISM PRIMER

Colin Kaepernick took a knee on an NFL field to protest structural racism, which sparked a national debate about what racism is, especially in the post-civil rights era.  We recognize that taking a knee is not about the flag, or veterans, but about “liberty and justice for all”.  It is vital for communities to have a common understanding of what…

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