About Race and Religious Bias

Presented by Howard County Faith Communities


As we engage in Courageous Conversations, we learn from one another through listening to each other’s perspectives about how we are living together through our experiences of race and religious bias.

The purpose of these conversations is not to persuade, debate, or convince one another of our positions, but to make space for each of us to be heard and to learn about one another, including areas in which we might disagree or hold different views.

Through these conversation circles, we explore how each of us can contribute towards creating a connected community of different people rather than a community that lets different people in. Courageous Conversations are intended to lead to courageous connections and courageous actions.

Four Nights of Diverse Conversation Circles

February    4, 2020  7:00 – 9:00pm

February  11, 2020  7:00 – 9:00pm

February  18, 2020  7:00 – 9:00pm

February  25, 2020  7:00 – 9:00pm


(Snow Date: March 3, 2020 7:00 – 9:00pm)  


Wrap-up Event on March 16, at 6:30pm


Four Locations*

Beth Shalom 8070 Harriet Tubman Ln, Columbia

Dar Al-Taqwa 10740 MD Rt 108, Ellicott City

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 6020 Ten Oaks Rd, Clarksville

St John Baptist Church 9055 Tamar Dr, Columbia                     

*During online Registration, we encourage you to be open to attending at any location to ensure

a more diverse experience or you may note a preference.

You will remain at the same location for all 4 Conversation Circles. 

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Host Locations

Howard County Faith Communities | Essential Partners