Christianity and the Problem of Race (June 2022)

Christianity in America has a race problem. It is a sickness that runs deep, and any honest, meaningful answer must go back to the earliest period of colonialist infection. This month, we will roll up our sleeves and do this hard work of excavating the past to make sense of our present moment. Exploring themes like empire, migration, slavery, and the role of theology in the midst of it all will help us ask the big question for this month: “Why are Christianity and race so enmeshed in American history?”

Participate in any/all of the following:

  • Webinar with Helen Jin Kim, Lisa Sharon Harper, and Peter Choi: This live event will take place 5:00–6:30 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, June 9 (recording available afterward on the network platform)
  • Short Video Lectures: “Christianity and the Problem of Race” and “Early Evangelicalism and the Problem of Race”
  • Curated Readings: Works by Randy Woodley, Juan Gonzalez, Rebecca Goetz, Willie James Jennings, and Stefan Wheelock
  • Online Discussions: Join the conversation with people from all over the world
  • Guest Lecture with Daniel José Camacho: Thursday, June 23, 5:00-6:30pm PT (session will be recorded and available on F+J platform)

Sign up for the Faith and Justice Network to participate. Join us for a month, a season, or a year or more.

Seek Faith, Learn Justice, Together in Community

Peter Choi

Peter is Director of the Faith and Justice Network and serves on the Core Doctoral Faculty of the Graduate Theological Union. The author of George Whitefield: Evangelist for God and Empire (Eerdmans, 2018), his next book project is provisionally titled Subverting Faith: Early Evangelicals and the Making of Race (under contract with Oxford University Press).
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