Thank you for everyone who prayed for, and participated in, last week’s online Cal Poly Veritas Forum: “Resisting Bias and Reshaping Institutions: A Conversation About Advancing Racial Justice in Religious Institutions, Government, and Higher Education.”
Our guests – Justin Giboney, Stephanie Summers, and David French – modeled a civil discussion among Christians processing a difficult and timely topic – racism and justice. The content was outstanding – students and faculty commented this was the best Veritas Forum they’ve ever attended.
Thanks to the magic of Zoom, faculty and students from throughout California – and even as far away as the University of Texas – were able to participate. We certainly recommend taking time to watch (or listen) now that it’s posted on YouTube.
We’re aware that the topics of race and racism are constantly discussed on university campuses, yet generally void of spiritual content. We’re also aware that many churches and Christian organizations have not engaged well in this topic, leaving a generation of students – even within the church – to question the relevancy of Christianity in the world they live in.
Founded at Harvard University in 1992, the Veritas Forum is an annual academic event at Cal Poly that seeks to “engage students and faculty in discussions about life’s hardest questions and the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life.”
Many thanks to the student organizers, and faculty advisor Dr. Marc Horney, for taking a step to try to bring these two worlds together.