New Format for Koinonia School!

Our KOINONIA School of Race and Justice is ready to begin it’s third year this fall with some significant modifications that we hope will make it possible for more to participate. The school is designed to equip people in three ways: to engage in transformative and self-reflective work around race; to engage in constructive dialogue regarding issues of race and justice; and to engage in the larger community to promote social justice.

The 2017-18 program will consist of four daylong seminars, two in the fall and two in the spring, and a 48-hour retreat to culminate the year. Gatherings will include guest lecturers, small group discussion, community engagement, and personal reflection time. We will explore broad topics related to race and justice, such as history, diversity, shame, grief, lament, trauma, privilege, class, education, and media.

The KOINONIA School of Race and Justice intends to be a part of God’s ministry of racial reconciliation and is grounded in the Christian tradition. We believe everyone can engage in reducing racism by being instruments of justice in their own sphere of influence. You may sign up for the entire year at a cost reduction or register for each retreat independently. All are welcome.

The day-seminars are scheduled for Saturdays from 9 a.m. -4 p.m. on September 23, October 28, March 24, and April 21.  The cost for each is $50, which includes lunch.  The weekend retreat will be held from 4 p.m. on Friday May 4 to 4 p.m. on Sunday May 6, at a cost of $195. Tuition is $350 to register for the entire year.   

For further information, please contact Qasarah Spencer, Dean of the Koinonia School of Race and Justice.

To register for any day-retreat or the entire year, please call the Richmond Hill office at (804) 783-7903 or email 

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