"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
Category: Security & Gender Equality
Productivity Makes No Sense If You Are Not Adequately Rewarded For It
The so-called unwillingness to work would disappear IF corporations paid everyone according to the profit the corporations make. It is highly ungodly to live in wealth and luxury while those who make your wealth and luxury possible live in abject poverty. -Oghene'tega Swann
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
Man or Husband Does Not Mean or Translate as Protector, Provider, Defender, Etc..
Nowhere in the Scriptures is there mention of this term being translated to mean 'provider,' 'defender,' or 'protector.' Instead, what we see in Scripture is that people who are in covenant of commitment to one another deliberately practice and model these concepts regardless of their gender. -Oghene'tega Swann
A Seat at the Table
"Phrases like “same-sex-attraction” and “struggling with...” are homophobic dog whistles from anti-LGBTQ+ ideologies that are so extreme they believe that even identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual––even without acting on your attractions––is sinful, and being transgender is altogether off the table." -Alex M. Griffin
Does Leadership De-Womanize Women?
And cleaned up after husbands and after children
But Elizabeth didn't
So she wasn't woman enough"
-Rev. Oghene'tega Swann
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
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
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
If We’re Equal Enough To Die Side by Side
"So my question is: if we’re equal enough to die side by side, why aren’t we equal enough to stand side by side in all spheres of life???"