Adult Education

CREDO: Foundations of Christian Theology—The Belhar Confession

This spring we invite you to join us for our annual series on foundations of Christian theology, led by our very own clergy. The Presbyterian Church (USA) has eleven confessions in The Book of Confessions. While most of these confessions date back several hundred years, four of them were written as recently as the 20th century. What do churches in Nazi Germany, Apartheid South Africa, and the political climate of the United States in 1967 have to say to us today? What themes brought together two of the largest Presbyterian churches in the United States in 1983? Food will be served. In addition, keep your eyes peeled for a Crossroads Podcast each week where Jaime will sit down to talk to Clergy about their topic!

The Belhar Confession

The Rev. Natalie Owens-Pike
This confession, penned by the Dutch Reformed Mission Church, originated from the fight against apartheid in South Africa in 1986. It remains relevant in addressing enduring issues of justice and reconciliation. Join us as we explore the historical context and contemporary implications of the Belhar Confession, examining this document that not only shaped the fight against injustice but continues to inspire conversations on unity and equality today.