This edition of ReligionLink features experts on racial reconciliation, multi-ethnic churches and racism in sacred spaces.
Shaun King is a former church pastor, activist and journalist who focuses on social justice and racial justice issues. He is currently a writer-in-residence at Harvard University’s Fair Punishment Project. In 2018, he was the keynote speaker at Washington State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Contact via his agent, Josh Katz.
Jennifer Wilkins Davidson is an associate professor of theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Her research areas include Communion and baptism among American Baptists, the Black Lives Matter movement and the spiritual practices of the “nones.”
Rabbi Menachem Creditor is the spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, Calif. He is also an author, musician, teacher, and activist, and he has worked in Ghana and in the White House. He writes for the Huffington Post and the Times of Israel and blogs at menachemcreditor.org.
Brian Bantum is an associate professor of Theology at Seattle Pacific University. His research focuses on race and religion, and theology and identity. He contributed a “preaching reflection” about the death of Michael Brown to Odyssey Networks.
The Rev. Dr. Karyn Wiseman is an associate professor of Homiletics at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. She blogs, and she also contributed a “preaching reflection” about the death of Michael Brown to Odyssey Networks.
Greg Carey is a professor of New Testament at Lancaster Seminary. He is a contributor to media outlets such as the Huffington Post, and his areas of interest include early Christian practices and the Bible and sexual ethics. He contributed a “preaching reflection” about the death of Michael Brown to Odyssey Networks.
Valerie Bridgeman is a poet, dancer, and performer, and she serves as a visiting associate professor of Homiletics and Hebrew Bible at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She also founded the WomanPreach! ministry. She contributed a “preaching reflection” about the death of Michael Brown to Odyssey Networks.
Billy Michael Honor is a minister, theologian, and writer who currently serves as pastor and head of staff of New Life Presbyterian Church in College Park, Georgia. His professional and research focus includes religious criticism, African American religious thought, and public theology. He contributed a “preaching reflection” about the death of Michael Brown to Odyssey Networks.