Presented by Gerald Driskill, Rebecca Glazier, and Kirk Leach
The Little Rock Congregation Study (LRCS) involves an interdisciplinary research team that engages students in conducting applied research to serve the community. This panel will discuss race relations findings from our Fall 2020 survey with 35 congregations. Our findings will be placed in the context of past community based research. In addition, in partnership with the Clinton School of Public service for Spring 2021, we present their process of facilitating community dialogues on key issues that surfaced in the survey, many of which involve race. This panel discussion will involve quantitative data, qualitative data, and community perspectives from such community initiatives as “Race under Grace,” an on-going effort to improve relationships between houses of faith divided by race.