The Church, Immigration, and Racialized Policing Non-Degree Certificate Program

December 2, 2020

Christian Community Development Association, in partnership with Sojourners, Matthew 25/Mateo 25, and Duke Divinity School, is excited to present The Church, Immigration, and Racialized Policing Non-Degree Certificate Program. This cohort program seeks to develop ecclesial imagination and equip North Carolina-based Latinx and African American pastors, ministry leaders, and their congregations so that they may respond effectively, on multiple levels, to the pastoral crisis’ happening in their communities, particularly related to immigration and racialized policing issues.

Program Details: Taking place over ten weeks during the Spring 2021 semester, the cohort will begin with a virtual retreat to encourage relationship building among participants and be followed by 90-minute virtual instructional sessions in subsequent weeks that are rooted in theology and praxis. All classes will take place Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 pm EST.
  • Program Dates: January 14, 2021- May 20, 2021
    • January 14: Virtual Cohort Kick-off Retreat
    • January 28: Biblical & Theological Foundation
    • February 11: Historical Foundation
    • February 25: Multiple Marganilizations
    • March 11: Psychological & Spiritual Impact of Oppressive Systems
    • March 25: Current Context & Strategic Response
    • April 15: Community Partners
    • April 29: Advocacy & Media Skills
    • May 13: Preaching & Teaching Resources
    • May 20: Engaging in Joint Action
  • Program Cost: $750. Scholarships are available.
Application Process: We invite all interested persons to Apply Here. For more information, contact Elizabeth Howze at
  • Application Deadline: December 15th
  • Notification of Selection: December 29th