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GLOW Exploration: Baptized in Tear Gas Book Discussion

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

In Baptized in Tear Gas, Elle Dowd invites readers to experience her transformation "from white moderate to abolitionist." Thanks to deep relationships with people in Ferguson and St. Louis, and to experiencing a fraction of the system for herself--including the fear of rubber bullets, the shock of sound cannons, and running from tear gas--Dowd fully committed to the work of anti-racism and abolition. Now she wants to help other white allies do the same.

Purchase the book online:

(If cost is a barrier, please let Pastor Josh know so we can order a book for you.)

Reading and Discussion Schedule:

  • Wednesday, November 10 (7:30-8:30 PM) - Foreword-Ch. 2

  • Wednesday, November 17 (7:30-8:30 PM) - Ch. 3-4

  • SUNDAY, November 21 - Ch. 5-7 (10:30 AM) - Pastor Elle Dowd (the author) will join us this Sunday to preach at the 9am worship service, as well as participate in forum.

  • Wednesday, December 1 (7:30-8:30 PM) - Ch. 8-9

Join in-person or on Zoom:

Wednesday evening sessions will meet in Pastor Josh's office, and the Sunday forum will meet in the narthex.

Participants are invited to join us for as much or as little as you're able to participate. If you can't finish the reading before each session, that's okay too.


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