Visions of Wholeness: Systemic Racism, Antiracism,
and ‘Reconciliation’ in Our Shared History and Tradition
March 18th – 19th

You are invited to the 2022 Kirkpatrick Conference. The public is invited to join a group of Disciples to go to Phillips Theological Seminary campus in Tulsa OK for two days of study and discussion about how we, as the Campbell-Stone Movement, have responded to racism in America throughout our history.  Hosted by the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, the Conference is seen as an academic gathering where there will be papers presented, so please plan on completing some readings.

Presenters include Rev. Dr. William Barber II, keynote address; Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas, preacher; and Rev. Terri Hord Owens, and Rev. Sandya Jha.  On Saturday morning, participants will gather at Reconciliation Park in the Greenwood Community for a remembrance of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre.

Registration is open now for both in-person and virtual participation.

Travel grants will be available soon.

Please email Rev. Chris Morton if you plan to attend – he is trying to coordinate transportation and hotel rooms. The plan would be to drive down to Tulsa on Thursday, and return on Sunday – so, hotel rooms will be needed for Thurs, Fri, and Sat nights.  Additional funds may be available through Cotner College.

Disciples National Benevolent Association 
Documentary and Study Guide: Injustice Anywhere is Injustive Everywhere

The Color of Compromise
Study and Discussion Guide

1st and 3rd Tuesday’s Clergy Zoom Calls
are dedicated to exploring “the truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism”


Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) celebrates the Gospel teaching that God’s children come from all places and that the power of love at God’s table is able to bring together all races, languages, cultures and traditions. (Revelation 5: 9 -10) We recognize that there have been forces within our Church and society that have misshapen our self-understanding and promoted division. Acknowledging God’s call to be faithful to the witness of unity and justice, we confess that we are sinful and that racism is a result of our sinfulness. Yet, God heals us and calls us to be reconciled one to another and all to God.


It is the vision of Reconciliation Ministry to build just communities by breaking down the walls within our church which separate us. We claim a new reality in which we live into God’s realm by celebrating our unity, affirming the cultural traditions of each member of the body of Christ and working together for justice to ensure radical welcome and access to God’s abundant resources. We envision a Church in which all communities are accountable to one another and God.


Reconciliation Ministry advances the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)’s journey toward wholeness by empowering each expression of the Church to implement structural change to address historic fractures caused by racism and the systems that perpetuate it. It is the goal of our shared work to foster life-giving community within our church and in relationship with the whole family of God. We accomplish this mission through intentional dialogue, inclusive worship and experiential education.