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How Politicizing Race Discriminates Against People of Color

"If one is constantly presented with a negative image of a community and that image is fed with hateful rhetoric, it eventually normalizes any violence done to that community." -

Cultural Appropriation, Ethnic Equality, Gender, Racial Equality & Parenting, Justice for People of Color, Youth of Color

Black Panther & The Effect of Cultural Appropriation on Youth of Color

"To my son, it was the first time he saw black people not as thugs, drug dealers, gang members, or sex workers. He saw people that looked like him that did amazing things. He didn't see the hood. He saw a nation. He saw a hero. He saw that we aren't just what the media wants us to be." -Shevone Torres

Biblical Equality in Africa, Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Voices of Color, Edith Durojaiye, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Gender, Racial Equality & Parenting

R-E-S-P-E-C-T In Nigerian Families

"Everyone wants to be respected. Everyone needs to be respected. Respect should not be gender based.  Respect is reciprocal. When respect is accorded to both men and women, regardless of gender, we will have better homes and communities and also raise respectful kids." -Edith Durojaiye

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, Egalitarian Men of Color, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Gender, Racial Equality & Parenting, Justice for People of Color, Kingdom Living, Missions & Racial Equality, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, The Gospel and Equality, Youth of Color

Becoming the Mother of Black Children

"As I began to learn more about racism and the systems of oppression, it was like I was discovering a whole other world that I had previously not known existed. I had been able to live in my white bubble, unaware of the experiences of POC all around me." -Jenn Lynn

Christian Egalitarian Weddings & Marriages, Ethnic Equality, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Haley Gabrielle

My Bicultural, Egalitarian Wedding

"We also have a relationship of equality and mutuality, in which neither of us is defined in our roles or abilities by our genders. It was important to us—and to me especially, as a woman and as someone who thinks deeply about gender equality in both my professional and my personal life—that our wedding reflect our egalitarianism." -Haley Gabrielle

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

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

Academia & Gender Equality, Academia & Racial Justice, Allied Partnerships, Colorism, Ethnic Reconciliation, Language & Equality, Youth of Color, Zanetta Holley

Allied Partnerships: An Introduction To The Complexities of the N-word

"Black people of color have taken a word that was used by colonizers and slave owners in a derogatory manner to describe their ancestors and turned it into a greeting and a term of endearment and friendship within their community. This is seen as a method of gaining back some of what was taken from them." -Zanetta Holley

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

Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Voices of Color, Clergy Women of Color, Economic Equality & WOC, Ethnic Equality, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Justice for People of Color, Missions & Racial Equality, Onleilove Alston, Prophetic Whirlwind, PTSD & Women of Color, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Security & Gender Equality, Stereotyping & Women of Color, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, Women of Color & Missions, Women of Color Leadership, Youth of Color

When Our Skin Is Our Sin

"As the black community grapples with the effects of incarceration on generations of black men, we now have to grapple with the incarceration of black women and the fact that colorism and the disdain for blackness is a contributing factor to who enters prison and how long they stay there." -Onlielove Alston

Allied Partnerships, CBE International, CBE-Voices of Color, 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, 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

Academia & Gender Equality, Academia & Racial Justice, Allied Partnerships, CBE-Voices of Color, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Haley Gabrielle, Missions & Racial Equality, People of Color & Missions, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality

The Non-Monolithic Experiences of POC: The Diversity Within The Minority

"What we need is an accurate understanding of the distinct challenges that racism can pose for various ethnic groups, and the goal of eliminating racial disparities with an open mind to where and how they may occur." -Haley Gabrielle

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, CBE-Voices of Color, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Kingdom Living, Mutuality Sunday, Race & Equity in America, Zanetta Holley

Calling All P/WOC Allies: It’s Time To Connect!

"In the United States, black and brown people are not and will never be "equal" until America deals openly with it's ugly past and most importantly,  until white America accepts their part in this history: the truths that are left out of our school books, in internet searches, etc.." -Zanetta Holley

Allied Partnerships, Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Voices of Color, 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, 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, Ethnic Equality, Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Gender, Racial Equality & Parenting, God, Women & Covenant, Kat Armas, Latina & Gender Equality, Latina & Patriarchy, Latina Theology, People of Color & Missions, Race & Equity in America, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality

The Imported Christ vs The Real Jesus of Cuba

"As I continue in my research, I remember that although the imported Christ infiltrated Cuba, the indigenous Jesus can be still be found beating in the hearts of 'los humildes'—the truth and the beauty of this Jesus somehow still penetrated the island of my ancestors, my family." -Kat Arma

Abusive Churches & Gender Inequality, Academia & Gender Equality, Academia & Racial Justice, Allied Partnerships, Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Voices of Color, 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

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

Biblical Equality for Men of Color, Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Voices of Color, Colin Kaepernick, Elizabeth Quashie, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Race & Equity in America, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality

A Call To End The Infamy On Black and Brown Bodies

"Existing while black is neither a crime nor a threat, but unchecked bias will result in injustice towards black and brown people and even cost them their lives." -Elizabeth Quashie

Abusive Churches & Gender Inequality, Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Nigeria Chapter, CBE-Voices of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Clergy Women of Color, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Gender, Racial Equality & Parenting, God, Women & Covenant, Mary, Mother of God, Mary, Mother of Jesus, New Creation Women of Advent, New Testament Women of Advent, Old Testament Women of Advent, P/WOC & Parenting, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, Women , The Incarnation & Christmas, Women of Color & Missions, Women of Color Leadership

To All The Mothers In Israel!

"When women open their voices to cry out in labor that new, liberated life be allowed to come forth from places of oppression, women are engaging in motherhood." -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, God, Women & Covenant, Rev. Tega Swann, Seminaries & Justice, Stereotyping & Women of Color, Women of Color Leadership, Women's Conferences & Equality

Dark & Lovely: Is God In It? A Reflection on the 2018 Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Schaff Lectures on Race, Gender and the Imago Dei

"The Shunamite woman stands in the canon and reminds us of both the age-old struggle to suppress Black women and other women of color and the righteous resistance such women must put forth: dark am I, and lovely. Our blackness is not an apology. It is a declaration that we are made in God's image." -Rev. Tega Swann

Church & Gender Inequality, Elizabeth Quashie, Ethnic Reconciliation, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Missions & Racial Equality, New Creation Women of Advent, New Testament Women of Advent, People of Color & Missions, Stereotyping & Women of Color, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, Women of Color & Missions, Women of Color Leadership, Women's Conferences & Equality

The Women-of-Color-led Resistance Of “Women’s Conferences”

"...the question of what it really means and how much it truly matters for the woman behind the facade to live free, redeemed, and empowered in her calling within and outside the Church." -Elizabeth Quashie 

Abusive Churches & Gender Inequality, Biblical Equality in Africa, Black Women & The Image of God, Church & Gender Inequality, Clergy Women of Color, Gender Equality for Women of Color, The Very Rev. Muthure

A Clergy Woman Of Color Too Series: Cries From Kenya

"When a man clergy sleeps with women in the church and steals money from the church coffers, he’s transferred and the issue is covered. But when a woman clergy raises her voice over justice issues, she’s negatively labeled and ostracized in ministry. And the punishment for such women clergy is heavy. " -The Very Rev. Muture

Academia & Gender Equality, Academia & Racial Justice, Biblical Equality for Men of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Egalitarian Men of Color, Kingdom Living, Missions & Racial Equality, Race & Equity in America, Seminaries & Justice, Stephen Robertson, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality

A Clarion Call to Seminaries To Adequately Prepare Christian Leaders to Effect Equality & Justice In Society

"It is important to know that we attend seminary for a reason. Not just to grow in our respective fields of study but to be practitioners of justice." -Stephen L Robertson

Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Nigeria Chapter, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Rev. Tega Swann

Don’t Rob Oga’s Wife To Pay Oga

Oga's wife. Oga Madam. Pastor's wife... All these are terms that are used to represent women as shadows and extensions of their husbands, but there are no similar titles for men. One doesn't hear: Madam's husband. Madam Oga. Pastor's husband. From the homefront to the work place, the story is the same: no matter how… Continue reading Don’t Rob Oga’s Wife To Pay Oga

Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Voices of Color, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Kingdom Living, Old Testament Women of Advent, Race & Equity in America, Uncategorized

When God Sends Us Those Foreigners

"It's a despicable human practice that the most despised group in a despised people group are the women of that people group. For some strange reason, dishonoring the women of a despised tribe is proof of how low that tribe is. No wonder enemy groups degrade the women of their opponents through rape. Yes, women always have it worse when it comes to any marginalized group!" -Rev. Tega Swann

Kat Armas, Latina & Gender Equality, Latina & Patriarchy, Latina Theology, The Gospel and Equality

The Anti-Liberating Gospel of Patriarchy

"While patriarchy bears much weight on Western society, its fullest effects are seen in many parts of the non-Western world, particularly in places where women are not even allowed to show their faces in public, or in other places where infants are aborted when found out to be female." -Kat Armas

Allied Partnerships, Church & Gender Inequality, God, Women & Covenant, Julie Taylor, Women's Health & Equality

Allied Partnership Blog: Who Made The Pie???

"That’s God’s special ingredient for girls and women. You don’t like it? We didn’t write the recipe, we just followed God’s directions. You sound pretty ungrateful; you get to eat amazing pie! If you have complaints, take them up with God. He wrote the recipe." -Julie Taylor

Allied Partnerships, CBE-Voices of Color, Farikanayi, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Kingdom Living, Security & Gender Equality

Leave No Sister Behind!

"...any woman given the right circumstances will fight for what is valuable or important to her.  The fighter in her is unfortunately and sometimes thwarted by her circumstances...As long as there is separation between us and our sisters who are still battling with basic needs, we will never speak the same language." -Farikanayi

Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Voices of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Ethnic Equality, Farikanayi, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Kingdom Living, Race & Equity in America, Stereotyping & Women of Color, The Holy Spirit & Equality, Women of Color in Advent

The Worthy, Yet Divisive Quality of Melanin

"So, I can say that I am dark, yet lovely without going out of my way to imitate a style of beauty that is not indigenous to me." -Farikanyani

Abusive Churches & Gender Inequality, Allied Partnerships, Church & Gender Inequality, Dr. Tara M. Tuttle, PhD, Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), Human Sexuality, Sex & Gender Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality

Allied Partnership Blog: Time’s Up on Church Silence About Sexual Violence

"But I’ve been served communion many times by men whose wives came to church with black eyes. As a teenager, I heard several pre-communion devotions from young men who harassed, coerced, and assaulted girls in the congregation. At least one girl told of being groped and forcibly kissed at church, but nothing was done. The perpetrator was later asked to speak during Sunday morning services again and again while that girl, no girl or woman ever was." -Dr. Tara M. Tuttle

Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Voices of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Equal In Sexuality, God, Women & Covenant, Jesus & Feminism, Kingdom Living, Marriage, Divorce & Equality

Single Women and the Imago Dei

"The revelation of who God is carries into our lives both as single and married folks, and not just as married folks. Thus, we do not lack full representation of God only to gain it when we become married. Instead, God reveals the fullness of His being to us both in singleness and in marriage." -Rev. Tega Swann

Academia & Gender Equality, Academia & Racial Justice, Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Voices of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Gina Pollard, God, Women & Covenant, Race & Equity in America, Regina D. Pollard

Of God and the Women: African American Women in the Reconstruction

"That a woman of color would speak to...people on matters of religion and doctrine was no small feat. That she would be as highly respected as she was is evidence that she was fulfilling the calling that compelled her" -Regina D. Pollard

Academia & Gender Equality, CBE-Voices of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Eve in Redemption's Story, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Jesus & Feminism, Kingdom Living, Mary, Mother of God, Mary, Mother of Jesus, New Creation Women of Advent, New Testament Women of Advent, Old Testament Women of Advent, People of Color & Christmas, The Holy Spirit & Equality, Women , The Incarnation & Christmas, Women of Color in Advent

When Mary Led…

"...a new kind of woman is found in Mary and in her connection to and with Jesus:.."

Academia & Gender Equality, CBE-Voices of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Mary, Mother of God, Mary, Mother of Jesus, Men of Color Voices, New Testament Women of Advent, People of Color & Christmas, The Holy Spirit & Equality, Women , The Incarnation & Christmas, Women of Color in Advent

Out of Egypt…

"People of color groups are widely featured in biblical history and not always as enemies of God's purposes or the Gospel story, but rather, they were often instruments for effecting the redemption story."

Academia & Gender Equality, CBE-Voices of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Eve in Redemption's Story, Kingdom Living, Mary, Mother of God, Mary, Mother of Jesus, New Creation Women of Advent, Old Testament Women of Advent, Women , The Incarnation & Christmas, Women of Color in Advent

Women ‘Keeping Watch’ In the Old Testament

“We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem."

Academia & Gender Equality, CBE-Voices of Color, Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), Eve in Redemption's Story, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Old Testament Women of Advent, Sarah's Advent, The Holy Spirit & Equality, Women , The Incarnation & Christmas, Women of Color in Advent

Radical OT Women of the Advent: Sarah

"By focusing His desire and choice on Sarah, God was establishing that it is He who determines the standards of acceptability and suitability for His purposes and calling and that it is not based on any natural qualification we could ever bring to the table."

Academia & Gender Equality, CBE-Voices of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Eve in Redemption's Story, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, God, Women & Covenant, Haley Gabrielle, Jesus & Feminism, Kingdom Living, Mary, Mother of God, Mary, Mother of Jesus, Women , The Incarnation & Christmas, Women of Color in Advent

Revolutionary Women of Eve’s Advent Sing “Said Eve To Women Everywhere!”

Thanks for sticking with us this first week of Advent as we revisited the previously obscured watchfulness and Advent of our first mother, Eve. Our grand finale features a song by Mother Eve, written to all women and people of the world and song by women from different parts of the world. You should sing… Continue reading Revolutionary Women of Eve’s Advent Sing “Said Eve To Women Everywhere!”

Academia & Gender Equality, CBE-Voices of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Eve in Redemption's Story, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Jesus & Feminism, Kingdom Living, Mary, Mother of God, Mary, Mother of Jesus, The Holy Spirit & Equality, Women , The Incarnation & Christmas, Women of Color in Advent

Eve’s Advent: You Better Watch Out!

Welcome to Day 6 of Advent! Today, we're using the power of song to tell the story of Eve's Advent - primarily that Eve too, waited for a promise, the fulfillment of which we now celebrate at Christmas time and look forward to in Advent. Songs memorialize our faith, values and beliefs and considering the… Continue reading Eve’s Advent: You Better Watch Out!

Academia & Gender Equality, CBE-Voices of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Eve in Redemption's Story, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Jesus & Feminism, Kingdom Living, Mary, Mother of God, Mary, Mother of Jesus, The Holy Spirit & Equality, Women , The Incarnation & Christmas

Eve, Patriarchy’s First Contender

"So, suddenly in Genesis 5:3, humans are no longer 'seen' as beings made in God's image. Rather, Adam sees his offspring as beings made in his own image. And suddenly, Eve's name is no longer mentioned...patriarchy has arrived!"

Academia & Gender Equality, CBE-Voices of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Eve in Redemption's Story, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Mary, Mother of God, Mary, Mother of Jesus, Women , The Incarnation & Christmas, Women of Color in Advent

Eve, Keeper of the First Watch

"Eve's hopeful waiting for the promised deliverance laid the ground work for the covenanted people of God to inherit the promises. She expressed her hope in the name of her son, and it wasn't long before others around learned to express a similar hope in God, enough to call upon him!"

CBE-Voices of Color, Church & Gender Inequality, Ethnic Equality, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Jesus & Feminism, Kingdom Living, Mary, Mother of God, Women , The Incarnation & Christmas, Women of Color in Advent

Eve, Inheritor of the First Promise

"God gave Eve hope by giving her something to look forward to after the temptation and its consequences...God's promise to save, to redeem, etc., first came to us in a woman, Eve!"