Incarnate Word Foundation
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RECON

Events

Incarnate Word Foundation and its community partners host opportunities to come together, learn and engage in respectful discourse on race, religion, response to violence, evolving social structures, responsible use of social media, and other topics which have historically divided our community, wielding power to block present and future creative response.

Events and activities are planned to encourage and prepare participants to:

  • Recognize and own our fractured ability to share openly and respectfully disagree
  • Clarify, strengthen, and learn to articulate personal value choices based on sound information
  • Create Sacred Spaces for healing
  • Learn what other groups are doing, thus creating synergies and sharing resources
  • Identify and invite young leaders to adopt a reconciling spirit in shaping the future of the St. Louis area

Upcoming Events

February 2, 2019
  • How Can Insights of Black Women Help Form Our Concept of God + Church

    February 2, 2019  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Aquinas Institute of Theology, 23 S Spring Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

    In addition to Sr. LaReine-Marie's presentation, the program will include a panel discussion with African-American women graduates of Aquinas Institute who are currently involved in ministry. For most of us our mothers formed out first image of God. How can these African-American women help expand our understanding of the deity?

    Sr. LaReine-Marie has her doctorate in systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame. She is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Notre Dame of Maryland University. 

    Cost is $35, which includes lunch. To register, call 314-256-8800 or visit ai.edu 

    Sponsored by a grant from the Incarnate Word Foundation and The Daniel Rudd Fund of the National Black Congress

    See more details

Past Events

On March 22, 2018, the Honorable Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama Administration, spent the day in St. Louis, a guest of Incarnate Word Foundation. Castro participated in “RECON: Toward a New Public Discourse,” a......

Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, and chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, was scheduled to deliver a special presentation in St. Louis on March 22, 2018 entitled: ‘The Church as a Consistent Voice to Eradicate Racism.’ He......

The Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council (EHOC) & For the Sake of All co-sponsored the April 25th Fair Housing Conference in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. “Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide” brought together individuals......

We appreciate our collaborative partner, Jeane Vogel, Executive Director, Webster Arts, who hosted this panel discussion in conjunction with “On the Street Where I Live,” a nationally juried exhibit.  Panelists: Ellie Wharton, General Manager, KWRH-LP, Radio 63119, located at Webster-Rock Hill Ministries Rev. Wendy Bruner, Pastor Peace......

The Race For Reconciliation at Tower Grove Park took off on Saturday, September 30.  This was the second annual race sponsored by St. Louis Reconciliation Network (STLRN), RECON Community Partner.  The Mission of STLRN is “to heal the broken race relations of the St. Louis......

As part of the Incarnate Word Foundation’s 20th Anniversary, RECON is an initiative to create opportunities to learn and engage in respectful discourse on race, religion, responses to violence and other topics that have historically divided St. Louis.  Sr. Helena Monahan, CCVI, is directing this......

On August 17, 2018, the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, hosted a Listening Session at the Richard Al Chaifetz School of Business at St. Louis University. “Listening, Learning, Leaning on God: Stories of Brokenness with a Call to Reconciliation and Change,”......