The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Myths America Lives By: A Dialogue on White Supremacy

with Dr. Richard T. Hughes and the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith

White supremacy has been defined as the belief, theory, or doctrine that white people are inherently superior to people from all other racial and ethnic groups, especially black people, and are therefore rightfully the dominant group in any society. As people of faith, we challenge this belief because it runs counter to Jesus' life and message. However, we may not be fully aware of the influence of this belief in our churches, country, and history.

Please come on Saturday, February 1 for what promises to be a scintillating and thought-provoking dialogue followed by group conversation, taking place from 10 a.m. – noon in Child Hall. The point of departure will be Myths America Lives By: White Supremacy and the Stories that Give Us Meaning, the path-breaking work by Richard T. Hughes PhD, scholar-in-residence in the College of Bible and Ministry at Lipscomb University. Dr. Hughes will be joined by the Rev. Dr. Thee Smith, Emeritus Faculty at Emory University and Priest Associate at the Cathedral of St. Philip. The two will be discussing this well-researched and documented examination of white supremacy, the synergistic relationships of white supremacy with five myths that have been central to the evolution of the American psyche, and the implications for our culture and lives today.

Please RSVP to Jeannie Mahood, 404-365-1031 or jmahood@cathedralATL.org.