Black Lives Matter: Second in a Series

July 29, 2016 @ 03:56 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

What can you do to resist the world that actively seeks to extinguish the beauty and diversity of black life? In what ways can you affirm that Black Lives Matter?

We continue, in Thirty Seconds or Less, to interrogate the systems that perpetuate racism. We ask how we can transform our knowledge that #BlackLivesMatter into a lived reality in our nation.

Now More Than Ever by Kenji Kuramitsu:
"People of every cultural background need affirm, now more than ever, that Black Lives Matter."

Black by Jacqui Lewis:
"Black love is critical. Black intelligence is life changing. Black passion moves the world."

We Can Do This by Jacqui Lewis:
"We must grieve the loss of all of the fallen; African Americans killed at the hands of the police and police killed while protecting protesters."

A First Step Toward Healing by Brian McLaren:
"Those who conceal their sins won’t prosper, the Bible says, but those who confess and renounce them find mercy. When white Americans affirm that black lives matter, we are taking a first step toward healing."

As Long As It Takes by Jim Kast-Keat:
"How long? How long will we march for justice? How long will we proclaim that Black Lives Matter? How long, oh Lord?"

Black Lives Matter

July 21, 2016 @ 12:54 pm by Jim Kast-Keat

What is one thing you can do to help dismantle racism? How can we work to fix our broken economic system? How would you describe the privilege that you have? In this curated series of #BlackLivesMatter episodes from Thirty Seconds or Less, we ask these questions and more.

Eric & Alton by Jacqui Lewis:
"Two years ago Eric Garner was killed in an encounter with the police, wrestled to the ground, chocked to death. His crime: selling loose cigarettes."

We Are a Sleepless People by Waltrina Middleton:
"We are a sleepless people. Black and brown folks don’t have the privilege of rest in America."

All of Creation by Jacqui Lewis:
"All of creation is waiting on us to dismantle racism."

A Loss for Words by Marcus Halley:
"Perhaps the vocation of the church is to follow Jesus into those oppressed spaces and to amplify silenced voices."

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