This edition of ReligionLink features experts on racial reconciliation, multi-ethnic churches and racism in sacred spaces.
Jemar Tisby is a historian who studies, writes and speaks on racism in the church. He is the author of The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism.
The Rev. Albert Tate is co-founder and lead pastor of Fellowship Church, a multiethnic house of worship in Monrovia, California.
Hazen Stevens is co-executive director of the One Race Movement, an Atlanta-based effort to heal racial divides in churches and in society. He also serves as domestic missions director and training pillar at the International House of Prayer in Atlanta. Contact Stevens with the form on One Race’s website.
Malcolm Foley is special adviser to the president for equity and campus engagement at Baylor University, where he is also a Ph.D. student studying religious responses to lynching in the 19th and 20th centuries. Foley also serves as director of discipleship at Mosaic Waco.
Susan Leon directs Parenting Por Vida, a program offered by Neighborhood Ministries in Phoenix, Arizona. Parenting Por Vida helps pregnant women prepare for motherhood and then provides educational and spiritual support for both parents during babies’ first six months of life.
Kay Turner is the vice president for human resources at Fordham University, a private, Jesuit school that allows faculty members to take a semester off after the birth or adoption of a child.
Kathy Mears is the interim president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association. The NCEA filed a brief in Our Lady of Guadalupe v. Morrissey-Berru arguing that religious schools should have the freedom to hire or fire teachers performing ministerial functions without outside interference.
Leslie Hiner is the vice president of legal affairs for EdChoice, an organization that researches and advocates for school choice programs. Arrange an interview through Jennifer Wagner.