Voices of Color: Christians United was created to support and advocate for gender equality for people of color, particularly women. The group was originally affiliated with CBE International and was known as the CBE: Voices of Color Chapter. However, in June 2019, the group became independent and changed its name to Voices of Color: Christians United to better serve the women of color community.
Voices of Color: Christians United primarily focuses on issues related to gender equality and discrimination and includes those faced by men, children, and youth of color. VOCCU’s online presence includes monthly interviews with advocates for gender equality; weekly segments featuring the stories and experiences of people of color and their allies. In addition, VOCCU provides community through its various Facebook groups for general members, allies with male privilege, allies without male privilege, people of color, and youth of color.
The organization’s leadership team includes Oghene’tega Swann, Haley Gabrielle, and a team of seasonal administrators Ernest Lewis, Jr, Sue Jesse Morgan, Paul Rivas, and Jerri Newkirk Barber.
Become part of our Voices of Color: Christians United community and get involved by visiting and liking our Facebook page and join one of its groups, which are available for general members, allies with male privilege, allies without male privilege, people of color, and youth of color.
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Thank you for being here! We look forward to engaging with you!
— VOCCU Team —
Oghene’tega Swann is a Nigerian American who lives in Pennsylvania with her family. She obtained her Bachelor of Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria; her Masters in Religion from Trinity Anglican Seminary, Ambridge PA and is currently completing her Doctor of Ministry in Missional Leadership at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh PA. She is also an entrepreneur, politician and the author of the Kiddy Cat Devotional series and Women of Color in the Bible Advent: An Egalitarian Advent Resource
Haley Gabrielle (she/her) is a non-denominational Christian who studies the New Testament, focusing on issues of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, and (post)colonialism. She earned her BA in Classics at Kenyon College and her MA in Religion at Yale Divinity School, and she will soon graduate from Emory University with her PhD in Religion. She is currently Adjunct Professor of New Testament for Portland Seminary at George Fox University.
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