Change is constant and important for the person who professes faith in Christ, for such a one must contend with and surrender their previous allegiance to many patterns and systems in/of the world (1 John 2:15-17). Especially patterns and systems which do not align with the Christ message of love of neighbor. -Oghene'tega Swann
Category: Mutuality Sunday
Allied Partnerships: Men of Color, Be Your Sisters’ Keepers
"One of the ways that people of color communities have yet to do right by women of color, is having men of color stand with women of color in the gender equality conversation." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann
Mutuality Sunday: The Art of ‘Belonging’
"If we are becoming truly human like Jesus, this must be characterized by a boldness and courage to love one another, despite the history between our various people groups or even one another." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann
Mutuality Sunday: Were De Black Brodas At?
"... although not all Black churches typically ordain women as ‘pastors,’ they nevertheless respected me as ‘a pastor,’ addressed me as such, and gave me the full accord with their male ministers, and outside of my denomination male ministers, they have been the most accepting of me, my call, and my leadership." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann
Fight Like Sisters!
"If true love means fighting fair and honestly, while maintaining value and regard for one another, then neither me, nor people of color need to reduce ourselves and our voices in order to get along with Caucasians. Neither do we need to compromise our worth or hide our pain at our boundaries being breached in order to belong in the community of God." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann
A Vision of Reconciliation…
"Just when I was about to give up hope of the possibility of reconciliation and a relationship with my sister, He was there!" -Zanetta Holley
Calling All P/WOC Allies: It’s Time To Connect!
"In the United States, black and brown people are not and will never be "equal" until America deals openly with it's ugly past and most importantly, until white America accepts their part in this history: the truths that are left out of our school books, in internet searches, etc.." -Zanetta Holley