Christianity, U.S. Empire, and Racism in America (July 2022)

The entanglement of Christianity and race in the colonial period has led to harmful repercussions throughout American history. From the Civil War in the 19th century to the Cold War in the 20th century, Christianity became further enmeshed in white supremacy, empire-building, and numerous other political machinations. To move toward justice then will require reckoning with the myriad ways racial sin has burrowed deep into the fabric of American Christianity.

Network membership includes access to the following: 

  • Webinar with Helen Jin Kim: This live event will take place 5:00–6:30 pm Pacific Time on Thursday, July 7 (recording available afterward on the network platform)
  • Short Video Lectures: “Christianity and Slavery” and “The Race Question in the Nineteenth Century”
  • Curated Readings: Works by Helen Jin Kim, Gary Okihiro, Paul Ortiz, Ellen Wu,  Michael Omi and Howard Winant
  • Online Discussions: Join the conversation with people from all over the world
  • Guest Lecture with Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh: 5:00-6:30pm PT  on Thursday, July 21 (session will be recorded and available on F+J platform) 

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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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