In this episode, our guest Robert P. Jones joins us to discuss his book, White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity.
Robert P. Jones is CEO and founder of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity, which won the 2021 American Book Award. He is also the author of The End of White Christian America, which won the 2019 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Jones writes regularly on politics, culture, and religion and has written for or been interviewed by CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, The New York Times and The Washington Post. Robert earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in religion from Emory University in Atlanta.
Jones writes weekly at https://robertpjones.substack.com, a newsletter for those dedicated to the work of truth-telling, repair, and recovery from the legacy of white supremacy in American Christianity.
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In this episode, we ask three clergypersons leading mostly white and racially diverse congregations how they are moving from first awareness and books studies about racism to putting Christian anti-racism into action in their congregations and our communities.
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On this episode of “Expanding the Table” we talk with sociologist, educator, and best-selling author, Robin DiAngelo, about her new book, Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm. Dr. DiAngelo, author of the book, White Fragility, discusses how well-intended white allies for racial justice can and should step up the work of confronting and correcting their own complicity in systemic racism. DiAngelo is an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington.
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Emmy Award-Winning Producer and Director Daniel Pierce Bergin ("Jim Crow of the North"), Dr. Kirsten Delegard (Director and Cofounder of the Mapping Prejudice Project), and The Rev. Lisa Friedman (author and Developmental Minister at Universalist Church of Minnetonka) discuss racist US-based land covenants and how one church is taking action to confront this form of institutional racism.
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Three Asian-American Christian theologians will examine the history and current realities of anti-Asian racism in the United States and what every Christians should know and do.
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This episode features the Rev. Kirk Lyons of Brooklyn, N.Y., and the Rev. Jeremy Wicks of Traverse City, Michigan. Both United Methodist pastors are leading community-wide conversations and demonstrations that call attention to implicit and explicit racial bias experienced by Black and Brown people at the hands of police officers. Both are bringing together church, community, and law-enforcement members to seek solutions.
Lyons and Wicks will talk about their work as an outgrowth of their understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and offer ideas for how Christian communities may learn more and get involved in local police reform and anti-racism efforts.
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