This edition of ReligionLink features experts on racial reconciliation, multi-ethnic churches and racism in sacred spaces.
Jonathan Judaken is a professor of history at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. He is an expert on different forms of racism, especially anti-Jewish and anti-black racism.
(RNS) Many racially-oriented hate groups have ties to and roots in religion — Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
Jeannine Hill Fletcher is a professor of theology at Fordham University in New York City and author of The Sin of White Supremacy: Christianity, Racism and Religious Diversity in America.
Joseph Reiff is a professor of religion at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va., and the author of Born of Conviction: White Methodists and Mississippi’s Closed Society, which examines how 28 white Methodist ministers in Mississippi battled school segregation and racial intolerance at the height of the white South’s resistance to the civil rights […]
Damon T. Berry is an assistant professor of religious studies at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He is the author of Blood and Faith: Christianity in American White Nationalism. He published an academic article titled “Voting in the Kingdom: Prophecy Voters, the New Apostolic Reformation, and Christian Support for Trump.”
Alex Mikulich is an assistant professor of Catholic social thought at the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University in New Orleans. He is a Roman Catholic theologian and social ethicist who focuses on race. He is a contributing author to The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance.
In 2010, a Florida pastor with just a few dozen followers attracted international media coverage when he announced plans to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11. By taking the bait, media outlets became complicit in advancing his hate-filled agenda, making Terry Jones a household name in the U.S. and far beyond. […]
The Hrant Dink Foundation has run the Media Watch on Hate Speech project since 2009 to counter racist and discriminatory discourse in Turkish press.