Fairmont United Methodist Church • Raleigh NC

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Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up; by Kathy Khang

Raise Your Voice

Via Zoom (Noon time) study – Monday, May 16th (off Memorial Day, May 30th)– June 27th

Facilitated by Michelle Riley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions)

In some communities, certain voices are amplified and elevated while others are erased and suppressed. It can be hard to speak up, especially in the ugliness of social media. Power dynamics keep us silent and marginalized, especially when race, ethnicity, and gender are factors.

What can we do about it? Activist Kathy Khang roots our voice and identity in the image of God. Because God created us in our ethnicity and gender, our voice is uniquely expressed through the totality of who we are. We are created to speak, and we can both speak up for ourselves and speak out on behalf of others. Khang offers insights from faithful heroes who raised their voices for the sake of God’s justice, and she shows how we can do the same today, in person, in social media, in organizations, and in the public square.

Be silent no more. If you have wondered when and how to speak, hear God’s invitation to you to find and steward your authentic voice, whether in word or deed, to communicate the good news in a messed-up world. As you discern God’s voice calling you to speak, you will discover how your voice sounds as you express God’s heart to others. And the world will hear you loud and clear.

All are welcome to join in on our weekly group discussion.

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Part 1: Why We Stay Silent

May 16th

Introduction: The Risk of Silence Versus the Risk of Raising Your Voice
Chap. 1. Seen but Not Heard

May 23rd

Chap. 2. Who Am I?: How Imago Dei Gives Us Agency and a Voice

June 6th

Chap 3. Learning to Speak
Chap 4. Fear and Failure

Part 2: How to Speak Up

June 13th

Chap 5. Confront Boldly. Transform Your Circumstances with Moral Courage.

June 20th

Chap 6. Think Inclusively. They’re Your People, Too!

June 27th

Chap 7. Live Justly. Choose Fairness & Equality Every Day.

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