Racism in the White Church – Episcopal News Service

Racism is not a left or right issue. As African-American theologian Kelly Brown Douglas notes, it’s a matter of the gospel. If our churches aren’t addressing racism in our past and present, they should. If your church wants to get started and doesn’t know how, we’re here to offer resources and inspiration. If you are already taking some first steps, we are here to reinforce them and offer you theological and practical help.

This February, join us in person or online for the first in a three-year series of programs on overcoming racism in the white church and seeking God’s justice. Guest speakers this year include Dr. Catherine Meeks, Author of Passionate about Justice: Ida B. Wells as a prophet of our time, Executive Director, Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing, Atlanta, Georgia; Christine DuMez, Author of New York Times Bestseller Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation,

Professor of History and Gender Studies, Calvin University, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Robert P. Jones, Author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity and The end of white Christian America, CEO/Founder, The Public Religion Research Institute/PRRI, Washington, DC; Greg Garret, Author of A Long, Long Way: Hollywood’s Unfinished Journey From Racism to Reconciliation and In conversation: Rowan Williams and Greg Garrett, Professor of English, Baylor University, Waco, TX, and Canon Theologian, The American Cathedral in Paris; and Beth Allison Barr, Author of The Creation of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became the Truth of the Gospel,

Professor of History and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

Jerry B. Hatch