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Advent Post: God In The Changing Heart

"The most difficult part of making changes in our lives is that our communities do not always change with us. Our friends do not always change with us. Our family members do not always change with us." -Rev. April Emick Fiet

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Indigenous People Day: The Land That Was, That Is and Evermore Shall Be

Indigenous People Day: The Land That Was, That Is and Evermore Shall Be For many years and on the second Monday of every October, North America has celebrated a holiday termed "Columbus Day." It is to mark the 'discovery of America by Christopher Columbus' and to celebrate the 'finding' of the land that many white… Continue reading Indigenous People Day: The Land That Was, That Is and Evermore Shall Be

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Montgomery’s Unburied History: Haley Gabrielle’s Reflection on the 2019 VOCCU Admin Retreat

"EJI’s museum documents the historical connection between slavery, lynching, and modern mass incarceration. But hearing statistics are one thing, and hearing stories are quite another." -Haley Gabrielle

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The Ethnic and Sexual Diversity of Judaism in Jesus’s Day

"When we imagine the early followers of Jesus, we must imagine them beyond an ethnic binary of Jew/Greek and beyond a sexual binary of male/female. God’s people has always been diverse, before, during, and after the days of Jesus, and God’s people continues to be diverse today." -Haley Gabrielle

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Becoming the Mother of Black Children

"As I began to learn more about racism and the systems of oppression, it was like I was discovering a whole other world that I had previously not known existed. I had been able to live in my white bubble, unaware of the experiences of POC all around me." -Jenn Lynn

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When Our Skin Is Our Sin

"As the black community grapples with the effects of incarceration on generations of black men, we now have to grapple with the incarceration of black women and the fact that colorism and the disdain for blackness is a contributing factor to who enters prison and how long they stay there." -Onlielove Alston

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The Non-Monolithic Experiences of POC: The Diversity Within The Minority

"What we need is an accurate understanding of the distinct challenges that racism can pose for various ethnic groups, and the goal of eliminating racial disparities with an open mind to where and how they may occur." -Haley Gabrielle

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Mutuality is Being “Seen”

"Mutuality is about being 'seen' and 'affirmed' as inherently worthy and equally equipped and imbued by God with knowledge, integrity, honor, skills, worthiness, etc., and being 'brought into' the space where one exists and functions with others in that paradigm of equality." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

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The Women-of-Color-led Resistance Of “Women’s Conferences”

"...the question of what it really means and how much it truly matters for the woman behind the facade to live free, redeemed, and empowered in her calling within and outside the Church." -Elizabeth Quashie 

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A Clarion Call to Seminaries To Adequately Prepare Christian Leaders to Effect Equality & Justice In Society

"It is important to know that we attend seminary for a reason. Not just to grow in our respective fields of study but to be practitioners of justice." -Stephen L Robertson