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The Church and the Creation of Race (Live Zoom Lecture)
November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$10
Live Zoom Lecture by John Ericson, St. Luke’s Outreach Coordinator & Museum Interpreter
Saturday, November 13 at 1 p.m.
Tickets are $10
The idea of race is an invention of the 17th century. This lecture explores the origins of the concept of race and how the church was complicit in the racist structures that we still battle with today.
John Ericson, Outreach Coordinator & Museum Interpreter
John Ericson is the Outreach Coordinator and a Public Historian for St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum. John holds a degree in History from Roanoke College and a Masters of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. In addition to John’s role at St. Luke’s, he is the Pastor of Reformation Lutheran Church in Newport News, Virginia. John is married to Oneita Jamerson Ericson, a native of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. They have three sons, Matthew, Thomas, and James, as well as two granddaughters, Carys and Lennon. The Ericsons currently reside in Hampton, Virginia. John has been teaching Reformation History and the Early American Religious Experience for more than thirty years.