Heart of the Rockies Christian Church in Fort Collins, CO

CRMR Reconciliation Ministry Book Study: White Fragility

The Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) would like to invite you to participate in a book reading and online discussion group sponsored by the CRMR Reconciliation Ministry. They will be suggesting books to read on the topics of race, racism, and awareness. The hope is that in reading these books and participating in online discussions our community of readers will be a place where people can strive to live their best lives, achieve personal growth, and generate positive, thoughtful dialogue. Members can come to one another for support, comfort, and shared experiences. While healthy debate is invited, respect is required and good manners from everyone in our online community. Please review their house rules, use common sense, and you will feel right at home.

A book suggestion will be made periodically and posted with discussion questions on our Book Group Facebook page. The questions are meant as a guide and a place to start with your discussions. Feel free to answer any questions, pose some of your own and respond to other contributors. Discussion is the basis for deeper understanding and growth. You might decide to form an in-person reading group with your friends and use the questions as a place to start discussions. Feel free to add insight from these groups to our online threads.

Books for future reading will be posted to allow participants to access the reading material in a timely manner. If books are available through Chalice Press, we will denote that information. Looking forward to lively discussion and sharing of thoughts. Enjoy!

The first book suggestion is White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo. The first questions will be published the first week in July. A Zoom meeting will be considered at the end of July to discuss the book; more about that later.

For more information or to join the discussion, click here for further instructions.