Ethnic Concerns Consultation

Ethnic Concerns Consultation

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October 9-11, 2020


Ethnic Concerns Consultation

Ethnic Concerns Consultation, or ECC, is dedicated to bringing education and awareness of the concerns of ethnic groups to churches and all of Christendom.  The ECC is a place of encouragement that provides avenues for ethnic groups to be connected to and involved in the ministry of the Presbyterian Church (USA).   Special time for youth engagement and activities for all ages is planned.  The ECC invites those who seek the full diversity of the church in our growing and changing culture.  All are welcome to join us at Zephyr Point in October as we come together to enable spiritual growth and cultural awareness and learn how the ECC will advocate for racial and economic justice issues in the church and society.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis is Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival with the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II that organized the largest and most expansive wave of nonviolent civil disobedience in US history. She is the Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary.

She has spent over the past two decades organizing amongst the poor in the United States, working with and advising grassroots organizations with significant victories including the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the Vermont Workers Center, Domestic Workers United, the National Union of the Homeless and the Kensington Welfare Rights Union.

Liz received her BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania; her M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in 2004 where she was the first William Sloane Coffin Scholar; and her PhD from Union in New Testament and Christian Origins. She has been published in Time MagazineThe GuardianSojournersThe NationThe Christian Century, and others. Liz was named one of the Politico 50 of “thinkers, doers and visionaries whose ideas are driving politics” in 2018. She gave a TED Talk, “A Call for Moral Revival” with Rev. Dr. William Barber in 2018.

Liz is the author of Always with Us?: What Jesus Really Said about the Poor (Eerdmans, 2017). She is co-author of Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing (Beacon, 2018). Liz is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and teaches at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

About the ECC

It was January of 1973 when the first Ethnic Consultation of Evangelism and Mission was held – the purpose of which was to share ethnic concerns and to explore ways of Christian outreach meaningful to ethnic persons. The Ethnic Concerns Committee (now called the Ethnic Concerns Consultations or ECC) emerged from the initial consultation and currently represents a wide diversity of ethnic backgrounds and churches within Northern and Central California and Nevada.

The Vision of the ECC

The Ethnic Concerns Committee will come together to enable spiritual growth and cultural awareness. The ECC will also advocate for racial and economic justice issues in the Church and society.

The ECC Will:

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  • Nurture cross-cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Participate in education and consensus building around racial and economic justice issues for the purpose of taking stands as the ECC.
  • Involve newly emerging ethnic churches/fellowship, being especially sensitive to language needs.
  • Enable total involvement of the ECC membership in all the activities of the annual Consultation.
  • Increase spiritual emphasis and theological basis for our activities.
  • Plan worship that involves all the ethnic groups.

2020 Room and Board Rates:

Age PCUSA Member Rate Non-PCUSA Member Rate
Adult (Single Occupancy Guest Room) $235 $350
Adult (Double Occupancy Guest Room) $135 $250
Adult (Cabin Housing) $135 $250
Youth (ages 13-17) $120 $230
Child (ages 4-12) $115 $220
Child (ages 0-3) No Charge No Charge

To Register click on the “Register Now” button at the top of the page. Be sure to make a note of all dietary needs, mobility issues, and roommate requests during the registration process.

  • Includes meals: Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast
  • Non-refundable/non-transferable deposit due with registration $50
  • Registration and Balance due 14 days before event start date