Rev. Dr. Fatimah S. Salleh
THURSDAY | AUGUST 6 2020 | 7:30-9:00 pm
How does faith—especially the Christian faith—intersect with themes of inequality and racial injustice?
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Jana Spangler will host us again. Thank you Jana. Below is some helpful info for being part of a Zoom convo. Close to the event date I will send the Zoom link via email. If you are not on my email list then either join at the bottom of this site’s home page or text me at 801-695-5036.
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This discussion will explore how dismantling racism can be examined as part of our faith journeys. How much has racism already been a part of our institutional and personal faith? Is activism to change injustice justified by the Christian God and if so, when and what kind of activism is appropriate? Can we even make a dent and difference in the societal problems and if so what are the most loving and faithful ways to do do so? These are all questions that I have that I am seeking answers to. The Rev. Dr. Fatimah S. Salleh, has been kind and generous enough to share her experience and insights on these matters. A special thanks to group member Andi Pitcher Davis for connecting me with Fatimah and providing a small stipend to support her leading our discussion.
After Fatimah introduces the topic and shares some of her story and observations, we will break into smaller virtual groups to explore your experiences and thoughts on the topic. There is no pressure to participate in this but some of the most meaningful conversations are held in these small groups. We’ll then come back to the larger group and share what came up as well as have the opportunity to ask Deeda questions. (Please remember to share air time. You can find guidelines for productive conversations here).
If you’d like to dive deeper into these themes, Fatimah will begin August 4th, a 6 week online workshop called Spit and Mud. It explores “The Messy Miracle of Seeing Christian Racism through a faith-based series tackling racism from a theological perspective.” You can sign up for that here: Spit and Mud: The Messy Miracle of Sight.
Rev. Dr. Fatimah S. Salleh was born in Brooklyn, NY to a Puerto-Rican and Malaysian mother and an African American father. She is the eldest of seven. Dr. Salleh received her PhD in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a Master’s degree from Syracuse University in Public Communication and a second Master’s in Divinity from Duke University. She is married to Eric Sorensen and they have four children. She is currently the founder of A Certain Work, an educational organization dedicated to a faith-based approach on issues of equity, inclusion, social justice and belonging. She is the co-author of the book, The Book of Mormon for the Least of These.
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