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February/March 2019

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F E B R U A R Y / M A R C H 2 0 1 9 M A C O N M A G A Z I N E | 4 1 Welcome Community Board Member Kenny Burgamy 577 Mulberry Street, Suite 700 | Macon, Georgia 31201 478.803.9385 | each other's views – and one another – with open hearts. at's a blessing. It doesn't happen overnight, but we're willing to keep at it." Dunaway said results also are personal. "e richness in all this is how good it is to purposefully build relationships, these friendships, across racial lines," he said. "ere's treasure and richness we miss personally – and in our churches, in our culture – if we stay in our group and look past one another." is year's symposium features Claudia May, associate professor and program director of reconciliation studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn. "She's a very Bible-based, Evangelical and not-ashamed-of- Jesus speaker who has a gracious way of challenging and encouraging. She's of African descent but not African-American, having been reared in the U.K. She also has a depth of experience in training toward spiritual growth. I think our theme will be about hearing what the spirit of God is saying to the church about race." Aside from attending the coming symposium, Dunaway has advice for those wanting to become more aware of – or involved in – issues of racial reconciliation. "I'd have you ask yourself things I've been asked. Like, when was the last time you had coffee with someone of a different race? Or invited someone for a meal? Sharing life makes the difference," he said. "And you should listen. Listen to them with humility and self-reflection. Ask yourself what you're doing of goodwill to help others across racial lines prosper and do well. We can all take steps. It can happen." TO LEARN MORE A symposium schedule can be found at Sessions are f ree and open to the public but meals require advance reservations. Call 478- 475-9506 or email trishdunaway3@ by Feb. 22.

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