Recognizing that differences are a source of vitality, strength, and growth for a congregation, the mission of the Multicultural Committee is to increase the multicultural inclusivity of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

This committee seeks to further a culture of inclusion through intentional, ongoing planning and leadership. By building relationships at both interpersonal and intergroup levels and by generating initiatives that recognize and celebrate the gifts of a diverse membership, we hope that people of many racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds feel a sense of welcome and belonging.

A Book Study with Vicky Curtiss

   Thursdays, September 15 and 29 
   6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Page Smith Room 

Looking for a thought-provoking read? This month the Academy for Faith and Life will host a two-week book study, led by Associate Pastor Vicky Curtiss, on the book Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. The author details the story of how she navigated the inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships.

We hope you will join us for this discussion, which starts this coming Thursday. For more information, contact Vicky.

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Interracial Peace Circles

Fourth Church is forming small peace circles composed of people from different racial backgrounds with the goals of deepening relationships with one another, being in dialogue about racism, and engaging in advocacy and actions to dismantle racism. If you would like to be part of one of these peace circles, please contact Vicky Curtiss.   

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Photos of Some of the Events Planned by the Multicultural Committee

MLK Service Projects 2013 | January 19, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Service Projects 2012 | January 14, 2012

For more information about multiculturalism at Fourth Church, contact Vicky Curtiss, Associate Pastor for Mission, (312.981.3598) or Anne Ellis, Program Manager for Congregational Life (312.573.3369).