Anti-Racism & The Church: 3 Tips For Beginners

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Why is racism not declared incompatible with Christian teaching? How does it exist within the gospel of Jesus Christ?” Bishop Sally Dyck A few weeks ago, I passed around a survey on social media entitled: Anti-Racism in the Church. It was a short survey with seven questions that inquired about denomination, church location, and whether the individual believed the church they attended was antiracist…

What Racial Descriptor Do I Use?

Reading Time: 2 minutes What racial descriptors do you use in order to be inclusive? If you are anything like me, then you know that sometimes knowing what to say is tricky, especially if you want to make sure that you get things right. Where are my Type A’s at? Here’s what I’ve learned: as someone that has been doing intentional racial justice work for the past seven…

The Canary Dies At the End

Reading Time: 2 minutes At the turn of the twentieth century, coal miners would use canaries in order to detect carbon monoxide and other toxic gases to humans. Miners would sometimes refer to the birds as pets, but the birds were always there as a protectant. If the bird became ill or died, the miners knew to evacuate. And, according to the Smithsonian, “[a]lthough ending the use of…