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Racism & Religion
January 18, 2019
As we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we learn about the role American religion has played in both reinforcing and combating racism. 
Zondervan Press
The Color of Compromise January 18, 2019
Many American Christians are remembered as anti-racist activists and abolitionists. But American Christianity as an institution has done much to buttress racism… even before the country was founded. In fact, the actions of early American Christians towards those they had enslaved would shape America’s attitudes towards race for centuries to come.

Jemar Tisby, author The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism
Howard University School of Divinity
Remembering the women of the Civil Rights Movement January 18, 2019
Take a moment to think of the most famous women of the civil rights movement. Coming up short after Rosa Parks? Our guest says the African-American experience has been “flattened” by history and written many important women out of the story. We hear how black women in religion have long strived to break the “stained glass ceiling.”

Yolanda Pierce, dean of the Howard University School of Divinity

Courtesy Sandra Lawson
Being Both: Black and Jewish January 18, 2019
The American Jewish community was an early and ardent supporter of the Civil Rights Movement. But recently, tensions have arisen between Black and Jewish activists. We talk to two people who are proudly both.They reflect on the shared history of the two groups, and how they are sometimes "othered" by the larger Jewish community. 

Rabbi Sandra Lawson, associate chaplain for Jewish life at Elon University
Rabbi Capers Funnye, leader of Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation