Ferguson, New York City, and Baltimore are just the latest chapters in the Civil Rights movement and the ongoing transformation of the American Story. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the March at Selma and depending on how you look at it, much has changed and much has stayed the same. How has the face of justice changed? A significant make up of the The Civil Rights movement, represented in Martin Luther King,Jr. came out of the church, yet protestant churches are still one of the most segregated spaces in America. Today’s movement comes from young people who do not necessarily subscribe to a specific faith. Is their fight for justice closer to what God has in mind? What does Christian Scripture have to say about racial equality, reconciliation, and justice – and are young protestors living it out better than most churches?
Listen to this rich discussion with host Dr. Jeff Keuss and panelists: Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University, Marissa Johnson, #BlackLivesMatter Community Organizer, and Kindlings Muse producer, Anna Miller.
**After much thoughtful conversation we decided to air this show in its entirety. During the Q&A portion of this show you will hear some explicit language and what can be perceived as less than hospitable dialogue. The parties involved continued their conversation after the recording, coming to a new understanding of each other's perspective. The Kindlings values generative dialogue that can be catalytic for new perspectives on ideas that matter in contemporary life. Sometimes that dialogue can appear less than hospitable but then it forces us to reconsider what hospitality means in the context.