About LDR 2022
Well, family, it’s been three years since our last LDR, so we are beyond excited to be together again. So much has happened since 2019, and many of us have longed to be together, needed to be together.
Our theme this year is Black Perseverance. The past three years have particularly reminded us that as a people who have historically suffered so much while still carving out thriving communities and a strong legacy of faith. We've dealt with a lot with an enduring pandemic, new viral threats, economic downturn, toxic elections, mass shootings targeting Black people, and an insurrection. Much of this has caused our people to reject the church and embrace worldly answers to our collective pain. But none of this is new. How did our ancestors cope with their oppression, be activists for their communities, and still manage to stay mentally grounded and grow spiritually? What is the legacy of faith and activism of the Black Presbyterians we know so little about, and how can their testimony of faith help us today?
Black perseverance celebrates the remarkable way African Americans, despite incredible adversity and abuse, pushed through to advocate for the rights of the marginalized and grow stronger in their faith.
Join us at LDR Weekend 2022 as we celebrate and critically engage the history and implications of Black perseverance through rich fellowship, vibrant worship, and dynamic teaching about issues that matter to you. We hope you’ll gain a renewed mind and spirit ready to address and embrace this present age.