Equipping Faith for Action: 
Black Maternal Health

Sundays, 9:30 a.m., Room 356

In keeping with our commitment to be a Matthew 25 church, this new, revitalized Sunday morning class pairs together education and advocacy. The more we witness in our broken world, the more we can feel overwhelmed by how to act. This class will provide opportunities to learn from local advocates who are making a difference in the world of Black maternal health and invite you to participate in this work in practical and meaningful ways. Wholeness, health, and safety for all of God’s children asks us to look seriously at the lived experiences right in front of us and step in to see the ways we might contribute to the flourishing of all creation and the realization of a world where everyone has enough and no one needs to be afraid.

For more information, contact John Franke.

Class Schedule

  • Sept. 12: Introduction and Overview (Dr. John Franke and Rev. David Berry)
  • Sept. 19: Faith in Indiana (Lindsey Rabinowitch, Director of CTS Faith and Action Project)
  • Sept. 26: Faith and Action Project, Christian Theological Seminary (Rev. Kelly Spencer, Lake Fellow, Second Presbyterian Church)
  • Oct. 3: Health Disparities (Tronya Hawkins, Shae Jansen, and Oluwakemi Ogunmuko)
  • Saturday, Oct. 9: Hands-On Service Project with NeighborLink Indianapolis

  • Oct. 10: Social Health Determinants (Kimberly McElroy-Jones, Director of Community Partnerships for Community Health, Eskenazi)
  • Oct. 17: Local Advocacy (Keesha Dixon, Executive Director of Asante Art Institute of Indianapolis)
  • Oct. 24: Faith in Indiana (Rosie Bryant, Lead Organizer, Faith in Indiana, Marion County)
  • Oct. 31: Cultural Awareness (Brenda Graves-Croom, Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction)
  • Nov. 7: Spiritual Education (Anastasia Holman, Director of Chaplaincy Education for IU Health System)