24 episodes

Chasing Justice is your guide to see God’s goodness for our world and learn to live justly.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

Chasing Justice is your guide to see God’s goodness for our world and learn to live justly.

    Liberation for the Long Haul

    Liberation for the Long Haul

    How do you bring your concerns for the injustice of your own community without taking up space with others? How can we see anti-racism as a journey and not a fight? In this episode, which was originally a patreon exclusive, Kathy and Sandra speak the truth about long lasting collaboration.  
    Also this is Kathy’s last official episode with Chasing Justice, so don't miss it!
    For those who are unfamiliar, Kathy Khang has spent decades speaking and advocating for justice. She is the board chair of the Evangelicals for Social Action, and her recent book, Raise Your Voice, is a powerful guide teaching others to raise their voices wherever they are. 
    Sandra Van Opstal is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Chasing Justice. She has spent years advocating and training the next generation of Christian justice-seekers. She looks forward to expanding that advocacy with Chasing Justice.
    These two powerhouse leaders have been friends for over 20 years, and they are passionate about creating spaces where empowerment is realized! Subscribe to the podcast to hear this episode!
    Support Chasing Justice || Patreon: patreon.com/ChasingJustice  ||  PayPal: paypal.me/ChasingJustice || Donate: chasingjustice.com/donate

    • 51 min
    BIPOC Reality Check w/Tyler Burns (Part 2)

    BIPOC Reality Check w/Tyler Burns (Part 2)

    It's time for Part 2 of this dialogue!
    Conversations about collective identity are important but what does a BIPOC existence offer us as distinct communities of color? Are there communities that like the term more than others? How does our daily reality shape whether or not we will lean into an identity beyond Blackness or Latinidad? When there is so much work that needs to be done even in those distinct identities who has the energy to take on more?
    Tyler Burns, VP of Brand and Story, joins Sandra Van Opstal in a reality check on why these questions are necessary for our BIPOC identity (if one even exists). Together, they address the pain in amongst their own communities and how that impacts the ability to envision a collective win. They also invite us to the spiritual practices of protest and coalition as a way of embodiment.
    Tyler Burns is a pastor, speaker, and podcaster. He currently serves as the President of the Witness: A Black Christian Collective. You may recognize his voice from the Pass the Mic Podcast.

    • 33 min
    BIPOC Reality Check w/Tyler Burns (Part 1)

    BIPOC Reality Check w/Tyler Burns (Part 1)

    Conversations about collective identity are important but what does a BIPOC existence offer us as distinct communities of color? Are there communities that like the term more than others? How does our daily reality shape whether or not we will lean into an identity beyond Blackness or Latinidad? When there is so much work that needs to be done even in those distinct identities who has the energy to take on more?
    Tyler Burns, VP of Brand and Story, joins Sandra Van Opstal in a reality check on why these questions are necessary for our BIPOC identity (if one even exists). Together, they address the pain in amongst their own communities and how that impacts the ability to envision a collective win. They also invite us to the spiritual practices of protest and coalition as a way of embodiment.
    Tyler Burns is a pastor, speaker, and podcaster. He currently serves as the President of the Witness: A Black Christian Collective. You may recognize his voice from the Pass the Mic Podcast.

    • 39 min
    BIPOC": To Use or Not to Use (Part 2)

    BIPOC": To Use or Not to Use (Part 2)

    Collective socio-political terms such as "Asian American", "BIPOC", and "POC" were developed over generations. Are these terms helpful or harmful for communities of color? What is gained or lost when we use them? This straightforward conversation between Kathy and Sandra went so deep, so fast that we had to split it into two parts. Lean in and interrogate with them how our faith informs our sense of identity in communities of color.

    For those who are unfamiliar, Kathy Khang has spent decades speaking and advocating for justice. She is the board chair of the Evangelicals for Social Action, and her recent book, Raise Your Voice, is a powerful guide teaching others to raise their voices wherever they are.
     
    Sandra Van Opstal is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Chasing Justice. She has spent years advocating and training the next generation of Christian justice-seekers. She looks forward to expanding that advocacy with Chasing Justice.

    These two powerhouse leaders have been friends for over 20 years, and they are passionate about creating spaces where empowerment is realized! Subscribe to the podcast to hear this episode!

    Support Chasing Justice || Patreon: patreon.com/ChasingJustice  ||  PayPal: paypal.me/ChasingJustice || Donate: chasingjustice.com/donate

    • 35 min
    "BIPOC": To Use or Not to Use (Part 1)

    "BIPOC": To Use or Not to Use (Part 1)

    Collective socio-political terms such as "Asian American", "BIPOC", and "POC" were developed over generations. Are these terms helpful or harmful for communities of color? What is gained or lost when we use them? This straightforward conversation between Kathy and Sandra went so deep, so fast that we had to split it into two parts. Lean in and interrogate with them how our faith informs our sense of identity in communities of color.
    For those who are unfamiliar, Kathy Khang has spent decades speaking and advocating for justice. She is the board chair of the Evangelicals for Social Action, and her recent book, Raise Your Voice, is a powerful guide teaching others to raise their voices wherever they are. 
    Sandra Van Opstal is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Chasing Justice. She has spent years advocating and training the next generation of Christian justice-seekers. She looks forward to expanding that advocacy with Chasing Justice.
    These two powerhouse leaders have been friends for over 20 years, and they are passionate about creating spaces where empowerment is realized! Subscribe to the podcast to hear this episode!
    Support Chasing Justice || Patreon: patreon.com/ChasingJustice  ||  PayPal: paypal.me/ChasingJustice || Donate: chasingjustice.com/donate

    • 32 min
    How Race and Culture Shapes Our Justice Work

    How Race and Culture Shapes Our Justice Work

    Kathy and Sandra offer their expertise from mentoring BIPOC leaders on why ethnic identity development is critical for the work of justice. Hear from their wisdom on the process of identity formation and how coming home to oneself makes us a force in against white supremacy and injustice. They even go through Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatums stages on Identity formation.
    When we understand our past and ourselves more deeply we can create a future in which we integrate Jesus and Jesus. Learn how we can pursue goodness and beauty in every vocation and circumstance as people who live justly.
    For those who are unfamiliar, Kathy Khang has spent decades speaking and advocating for justice. She is the board chair of the Evangelicals for Social Action, and her recent book, Raise Your Voice, is a powerful guide teaching others to raise their voices wherever they are. 
    Sandra Van Opstal is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Chasing Justice. She has spent years advocating and training the next generation of Christian justice-seekers. She looks forward to expanding that advocacy with Chasing Justice.
    These two powerhouse leaders have been friends for over 20 years, and they are passionate about creating spaces where empowerment is realized! Subscribe to the podcast to hear this episode!
    Support Chasing Justice || Patreon: patreon.com/ChasingJustice  ||  PayPal: paypal.me/ChasingJustice || Donate: chasingjustice.com/donate

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Dianabz7 ,

Snapping to this podcast

As a Latina Christian activist, who grew up charismatic and went off to college where I began to deconstruct my faith, I have always felt too liberal in faith spaces and too conservative in secular spaces. This podcast gives me language for the justice journey that I began 10 years ago and when I began college. Thank you so much for holding space for people like me who feel ni de aqui ni de alla when it comes to being in spiritual spaces. Still struggling to find that church that acknowledges this journey but in the meantime continuing to remain connected.

HPLee_DTX ,

Amazing!

I feel like this podcast is what I’ve been looking for—Filling that space for WOC who do not fit into the black/white binary. The conversations are refreshing, real, and imaginative.

parmfamw2 ,

Much-needed perspective

As an Asian-American woman, I so appreciate their discussions as WOC in justice spaces whose cultural experiences -like mine - don’t fit into a Black/white binary.

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