Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Hear the Race Forward team give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Deepen your racial justice lens and get inspired to drive action. Subscribe today!
Episode 07: “Becoming The Global Majority” – with BIPOC Podcast Creators
Episode 06: The #Case4Reparations: “Decolonizing Wealth” with Edgar Villanueva
Episode 05: Advancing Just, Multiracial Democracy with john a. powell
Episode 04: Pushing Back Against The Rise of Christian Nationalism Through Faith with Obery Hendricks, Ph.D
On this episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Obery Hendricks, Ph.D., one of the most influential Black biblical scholars writing today, and Race Forward’s Chief of Staff Charlene Sinclair, Ph.D., who herself fashions strategies that embrace a liberationist approach to faith and spirituality for racial and economic justice, discuss the immediacy of pushing back against the spread of Christian Nationalism and the urgency of creating narratives based on the gospel’s “true teachings” to reflect the ongoing political moment and fight for progressive policies that stay true to the bible’s "liberationist ideals".
Throughout the conversation Obery and Charlene share insights on the importance (and opportunity) for the progressive left to engage in spirituality and religion and why faith in movement spaces is not always well received; the weaponization of Christianity and the gospel by the right to justify implementing extremist policies; how Afro-Christianity has historically reflected teachings of freedom and liberation; and how religious leaders are being looked to to provide guidance as capitalism and white supremacy have led to the rise of authoritarianism and the destabilization of democracy around the world.
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Momentum at the White House: Historic Racial Justice Work At The Federal Level With Chiraag Bains
Episode 02: “Us” Standing Up For Honest Education: A Conversation From Florida
Unlearning the Lies I was Taught
Thank you for the refreshing insight on all the topics I want to learn about concerning race and the shortcomings we have to address in our society!
Thoughtful and unique
A personalized podcast about race. Love the various topics, guests, and perspective. As a white male, I am looking for fresh perspective on race and social justice. I’ve learned a lot so far and appreciate the hosts’ authentic voice/tone.
Essential listening for this moment!
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