Last week a group of 34 senior church leaders from all the mainline and large independent churches of Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch) spent three days at Carmel Retreat Centre near George, unpacking racism, privilege and prejudice.
The leadership group felt it should get its house in order before it embarked on a citywide healing and reconciliation initiative.
The “What’s your Story” workshop was conducted by facilitators from Heartlines, a Johannesburg based “centre for values promotion”. The objective of the workshop was to build understanding, trust and reconciliation through a sharing of our stories. It deals with taking storytelling into your family, workplace, schools, churches, campus and communities.
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