Sojourners in partnership with CCDA and Matthew 25/ Mateo 25, is pleased to announce The Church, Immigration, and Racialized Policing a non-degree certificate program beginning in January 2021. This cohort builds upon Sojourners previous Thriving In Ministry initiatives in Washington D.C. and Southern California and will explore the intersections of issues at the heart of Sojourners mission; immigration, racialized policing and justice reform.

We are pleased to partner with Duke University School of Divinity, the Office of Black Church Studies, the Hispanic House of Studies and the Center for Reconciliation to equip Black and Latinx pastors and leaders with theological and practical resources that will better enable leaders to thrive in their local ministry contexts and to respond effectively on multiple levels, to the pastoral crisis happening in their communities.

We are no longer accepting applications at this time, but you can sign up here to get information on future cohorts.

Program Details

Beginning this January and taking place over ten weeks in Spring 2021, the cohort will launch with a virtual retreat to encourage relationship building among participants and be followed by 90-minute virtual instructional sessions in subsequent weeks that are rooted in theology and praxis. All classes will take place Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8 pm EST. 

Program Dates: January 14, 2021- May 20, 2021

  • January 14: Virtual Cohort Kick-off Retreat
  • January 28: Biblical & Theological Foundation
  • February 11: Historical Foundation
  • February 25: Multiple Marginalizations
  • March 11: Psychological & Spiritual Impact of Oppressive Systems
  • March 25: Current Context & Strategic Response
  • April 15: Community Partners
  • April 29: Advocacy & Media Skills
  • May 13: Preaching & Teaching Resources
  • May 20: Engaging in Joint Action

Program Cost: $750. Scholarships are available.

We are no longer accepting applications at this time, but you can sign up here to get information on future cohorts.