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

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    • Christianity
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

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

    Anti-Asian Racism and Collective Liberation (Part 2)

    Anti-Asian Racism and Collective Liberation (Part 2)

    Season Two continues with the second half of our dynamic conversation with co-host Kathy Khang as she bring in her longtime friends Barnabas Lin and Jazzy Johnson to address inter-ethnic solidarity. In Part 1, they spoke to 'grief policing' and making space for one another's stories. They go even deeper in Part 2. This conversation is beautifully and painfully honest.

    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
    Anti-Asian Racism and Collective Liberation (Part 1)

    Anti-Asian Racism and Collective Liberation (Part 1)

    Season two starts with a dynamic conversation with our co-host Kathy Khang as she bring in her longtime friends Barnabas Lin and Jazzy Johnson to address inter-ethnic solidarity. In Part 1 they speak to 'grief policing' and making space for one another's stories. This conversation is beautifully and painfully honest.
    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

    • 39 min
    AOC and Our Culture of Misogyny

    AOC and Our Culture of Misogyny

    “…you can be a powerful man and accost women. You can have daughters and accost women without remorse. You can be married and accost women. You can take photos and project an image to the world of being a family man and accost women without remorse and with a sense of impunity. It happens every day in this country. It happened here on the steps of our nation’s Capitol. It happens when individuals who hold the highest office in this land admit, admit to hurting women, and using this language against all of us.” 
    These comments were part of speech given from the floor of the House by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y in response to profane comments that Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., made about her in an exchange earlier this summer. Sandra and Kathy are back today to discuss the layers of harm in these comments and the way many white men in power feel permission to speak this way to women of color. They also discuss practical ways to address a culture of misogyny in Christian public and private spaces. 
    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

    • 37 min
    Reconstructing Faith

    Reconstructing Faith

    What happens when we demolish without having a commitment to rebuild? How will it impact our faith if we just tear it down?  Deconstruction and reconstruction requires reflection, guides, and a diverse community so we can keep ourselves honest.  
    Sandra and Kathy are back with a vulnerable conversation about the cost of interrogating our faith as people of color. This candid dialogue helps us to know why it’s important to center communities who have typically been marginalized and how that brings hope along the way in our path towards rebuilding. 
    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!
    If you are in the process of rebuilding, here are some books written by BIPOC that will help you get there. Order from ivpress.com using the code CJPOD and get 30% discount.
    Brown Church The Next Worship Hermanas Raise Your Voice Roadmap to Reconciliation 2.0 The Way Up is Down A Sojourner's Truth Bread for Resistance Liberation is Here Support Chasing Justice  ||   Patreon: patreon.com/ChasingJustice  ||  PayPal:  paypal.me/ChasingJustice  ||  Donate: chasingjustice.com/donate

    • 40 min
    Deconstruction or Decolonization?

    Deconstruction or Decolonization?

    “People of color decolonize, but white people deconstruct”
    "What does the process look like for women of color and how does this look different for my white counterparts?
    What do we believe, and why do we react a certain way when we hear things that challenge that belief? Sandra and Kathy are back with an important conversation about Christian beliefs, deconstruction, and reconstruction for people of color. How do our lived experiences intersect with our faith and our ethics?
    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!
    Support Chasing Justice  ||   Patreon: patreon.com/ChasingJustice  ||  PayPal:  paypal.me/ChasingJustice  ||  Donate: chasingjustice.com/donate

    • 43 min
    Chasing Justice in Our Bodies

    Chasing Justice in Our Bodies

    "Why does it seem like no matter what, you're made to feel bad for who you are?"
    "What would it look like for us to just accept who we are, know that it's meaningful and live out of that bold reality?"
    Part 5 of our 5-Part Podcast Series with Sandra Van Opstal and Kathy Khang features a life-giving conversation about chasing justice in our bodies. "What does it mean to speak about the things we do in the bodies we have?" 
    Kathy and Sandra candidly discuss what it means to show up and accept who we are in our own bodies as we attempt to rebuild a just world. This means considering who we are and also prioritizing how we can care for our bodies as we continue this important work. 
    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! 
    Support Chasing Justice  ||   Patreon: patreon.com/ChasingJustice  ||  PayPal:  paypal.me/ChasingJustice  ||  Donate: chasingjustice.com/donate

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 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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