Allied Partnerships, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Justice for People of Color, Kingdom Living, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Rev. Tega Swann, VOCCU

Are Racial & Gender Equality a Possibility?

The veracity and efficacy of the Gospel are not measured by how many people did not receive it, but by the transformation in those who do believe and receive it. In the same way, we must look for the veracity and efficacy of gender and racial equality not by measuring those who neither accept nor practice it, but instead in those who believe, accept and practice it. -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Black Women & The Image of God, Egalitarian Men of Color, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Men of Color Voices, Mutuality Sunday, Rev. Tega Swann, VOCCU

Allied Partnerships: Men of Color, Be Your Sisters’ Keepers

"One of the ways that people of color communities have yet to do right by women of color, is having men of color stand with women of color in the gender equality conversation." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Allied Partnerships, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Kingdom Living, Mutuality Sunday, Rev. Tega Swann, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality

Mutuality Sunday: The Art of ‘Belonging’

"If we are becoming truly human like Jesus, this must be characterized by a boldness and courage to love one another, despite the history between our various people groups or even one another." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Allied Partnerships, Biblical Equality for Men of Color, Black Women & The Image of God, Egalitarian Men of Color, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Mutuality Sunday, Rev. Tega Swann, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, VOCCU, Women of Color & Missions

Mutuality Sunday: Were De Black Brodas At?

"... although not all Black churches typically ordain women as ‘pastors,’ they nevertheless respected me as ‘a pastor,’ addressed me as such, and gave me the full accord with their male ministers, and outside of my denomination male ministers, they have been the most accepting of me, my call, and my leadership." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Ethnic Equality, Gender, Racial Equality & Parenting, Justice for People of Color, P/WOC & Parenting, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Rev. Tega Swann, Stereotyping & Women of Color, Youth of Color

At-Risk Youth or At-Risk Communities?

"Our well-meaning North American psychological bent towards the communities of color tends to address the effects of risks our communities face without ever really addressing the injustices that creates those effects." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Allied Partnerships, CBE International, Clergy Women of Color, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Mutuality Sunday, PTSD & Women of Color, PTSD for Women of Color, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Rev. Tega Swann, Security & Gender Equality, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, VOCCU, Women of Color Leadership, Women's Conferences & Equality

Fight Like Sisters!

"If true love means fighting fair and honestly, while maintaining value and regard for one another, then neither me, nor people of color need to reduce ourselves and our voices in order to get along with Caucasians. Neither do we need to compromise our worth or hide our pain at our boundaries being breached in order to belong in the community of God." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Men of Color Voices, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Raya Parvez, Rev. Tega Swann, Youth of Color

Absentee Fathers: Is It a Black Men Only Thing?

"The issue of absentee fathers has been projected upon African-American communities in America as an issue of the moral failure of African-American men, when in reality, it is a drastic combination of patriarchy and the violent consequence of racism on the Black community." -Rev. Tega Swann

Allied Partnerships, Black Women & The Image of God, Clergy Women of Color, Economic Equality & WOC, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Jesus & Feminism, Missions & Racial Equality, People of Color & Missions, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Rev. Tega Swann, Security & Gender Equality, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, VOCCU, Women of Color Leadership, Women's Conferences & Equality, Women's Health & Equality

Mutuality is Being “Seen”

"Mutuality is about being 'seen' and 'affirmed' as inherently worthy and equally equipped and imbued by God with knowledge, integrity, honor, skills, worthiness, etc., and being 'brought into' the space where one exists and functions with others in that paradigm of equality." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Abusive Churches & Gender Inequality, Academia & Gender Equality, Academia & Racial Justice, Allied Partnerships, Black Women & The Image of God, Church & Gender Inequality, Clergy Women of Color, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Race & Equity in America, Rev. Tega Swann, Seminaries & Justice, Stereotyping & Women of Color, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, VOCCU

How To Be A People/Women of Color Ally

"Being an ally means the actual practice of "mourning with those who mourn" and "rejoicing with those who rejoice." In order to mourn with those who mourn, you must go to the house of mourning! [Even Jesus did that!]" -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann