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Christian Privilege' event to show how believers get 'unmerited perks,' have 'built-in advantages

A "Christian Privilege" workshop at George Washington University will examine how believers in Jesus receive "unmerited perks" and have "built-in advantages" over non-Christians in the United States. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

A "Christian Privilege" workshop at George Washington University will examine how believers in Jesus receive "unmerited perks" and have "built-in advantages" over non-Christians in the United States.

Christian Privilege: But Our Founding Fathers Were All Christian, Right?!” is a diversity training session for students and faculty and is scheduled to take place Thursday.

Here's the event description:

How do Christians in the USA experience life in an easier way than non-Christians? Even with the separation of Church and State, are there places where Christians have built-in advantages over non-Christians? How do we celebrate Christian identities and acknowledge that Christians receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country? Let’s reflect upon ways we can live up to our personal and national values that make room for all religious and secular identities on an equal playing field. All are welcome!

In addition, workshop participants will be taught what "privilege" is — and "white privilege specifically." They also will be able to "describe the role of denial when it comes to white privilege," learn "at least three examples of Christian privilege" and know "at least three ways to be an ally with a non-Christian person."

The College Fix said it unsuccessfully tried contacting a campus spokesperson, the multicultural center and the "Christian Privilege" workshop's host for comment Monday.

Who is the host of the 'Christian Privilege' workshop?

The event's host is Timothy Kane, who's been interim associate director for inclusion initiatives at George Washington University since 2011, according to his biography page.

Kane "works to expand the diversity and inclusion efforts rolled out by GW. This includes the GW Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center, which provides information, education, and resources as well as a community center for LGBT students on campus," his bio notes.

In addition, Kane has a master's degree in divinity and theology, "is a proud gay member of the LGBT community as GW" and harnesses "passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge as a professional working for LGBT rights and resources" in order to foster "a more accepting and inclusive climate here at GW," his bio adds.

Kane also has created other diversity workshops, including “Heterosexual Privilege,” “Cisgender Privilege,” “Abled-Body Privilege,” “Socio-Economic Privilege,” "LGBTQIA Diversity and Inclusion," "Religious Diversity and Inclusion," "Transgender Diversity and Inclusion," "Unconscious Bias" and "Multiculturalism in the United States."

(H/T: The College Fix)

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