February 15, 2023
The first event in our Civil Rights at a Crossroads series focused on the role of faith-based institutions in spurring activism for racial and economic justice. Laws and policies that create and perpetuate poverty and racial inequity are written into the fabric of our nation. Many of these laws and policies are grounded in community-held values and beliefs, including religious beliefs. How can faith-based leadership be a galvanizing force for social change in a diverse society? Faith leaders and activists talked with us about the relationship between spiritual values and civic life.
False narratives about the role of race in history hide inequitable outcomes and protect the status quo.
Minimizing, sanitizing, or rejecting the existence of racism doesn’t make it vanish.
The first installment in our series Civil Rights at a Crossroads explore the link between spirituality and our fraught politics.
The challenges we face in the fight for racial and economic justice have roots in our history as a country.
Without history, there is no basis for comprehensive advocacy efforts for racial and economic justice.