The South Carolina Christian Action Council Racial Justice and Healing Workgroup Invites You to a Retreat

11:06 23 August in News

The retreat is October 16-17, 2017 located at the Coastal Retreat Center, 2101 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Yet, another episode of racially, hate-fueled violence in our beloved America. We can do better than recent events in Chalottesville, Virginia. We can do better if we were are open to our own struggles with racism and white privilege and learn from each other.

This retreat is for Clergy, Congregational Leaders, and adult members of ALL faiths and races who desire a greater understanding of and tools for healing the wounds of South Carolina’s 400 year history of racial injustice perpetuated by white privilege. As events in Charlottesville reveal to us these sins and wounds continue to negatively impact us today.

We will be challenged by presenters, indepth and intentional conversations, and a tour of selected historical sites. We will pray together, eat together, fellowship together, and work together to continue our own healing. And we will gain skills to facilitate hard, intentional conversations in our own settings to build a more just society for all.

Commuters are welcome. Please indicate on your registration form the meals and sessions in which you will participate (participation in a session at the retreat center is required to participate in the tour).

Registration is required. Printed form and check due September 7, 2017 (there is no on-line registration option for this event). Space is limited so register early.

Depending on registration choices, cost varies. Here are samples:
Single room with linens and all meals: $193.00.
Double room with linens and all meals: $143.50
Commute with dinner Monday and lunch Tuesday: $64.00

The Council will not assign roommates, please tell us with whom you are rooming on your registration form. Rooms have private showers and either two double beds or a queen bed with a bunk bed set. Up to four adults sharing a room is an option–contact Brenda at for individual savings for 3 or 4 rooming together. You also can save $20 by bringing your own sheets and towels.

Only paid registrations will reserve lodging and meals.

Working Schedule

Monday, October 16

4:00-6:00 PM Check-in / Beach
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00-9:30 PM Session One
9:30 PM Personal time / Beach

Tuesday, October 17

Early Morning Beach (optional)
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00-10:30 AM Session Two
10:30-11:00 AM Break/Check-out
11:00 AM Session Three
Noon Lunch
1:00-4:00 PM Tour and Closing session

Locations announced at retreat.

Space is limited, so please register early!

Download and print the registration form (there is no on-line registration option for this retreat). Complete a form for each registrant, and mail with check to SCCAC, PO Box 3248, Columbia, SC 29230.

Remember: registration with payment is due Thursday, September 7, 2017.

For more information email Brenda at

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