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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery and Tara Rye

Episode 14: The Courage to Stand Against Racism

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The evil of racism has pervaded our world for far too long, and God is calling his children to act. As children of light, empowered by God’s life-giving Spirit, we are called to speak against oppression and abuse and to come alongside those who are hurting. Many of us can feel the weight of grief experienced by our friends of color, but we don’t always know how to help or what to do. In this episode, Wholly Loved Ministries team members Jennifer Slattery and Robrenna Redl discuss ways we can unite together to bring healing and affect true and lasting change.

Resources:
• Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison
• The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege by Ken Wytsma
• Oneness Embraced: Reconciliation the Kingdom and How We are Stronger Together by Dr. Tony Evans
• White Awake: An Honest Look at What it Means to Be White by Daniel Hill
• Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by Michael O Emerson and Christian Smith
• How to be an Anti-racists - Ibram X Kendi

Contact Robrenna through the Wholly Loved website HERE to have her speak to your group on how to be a bridge of reconciliation or to book her for your next women’s event.

Find Robrenna Redl at: https://robrennaredl.wordpress.com/

Group Discussion Questions:

1. Why is it important to have diversity within our social and ministry circles?
2. What are some ways you’ve seen racism to be systemic?
3. How often do you invite others to share their hurts and experiences related to racism?
4. How often do you share your stories of hurt related to racism? If you have done this, what has been the response? If you have not shared openly, or as openly as you would desire, why is this?
5. What does it mean to “listen well” to someone who is hurting?
6. What are some tangible actions you can take to fight racism?
June 15, 2020
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Jennifer Slattery is an author, speaker, and ministry leader passionate about helping God's children reach their full potential and live fully surrendered to Christ. Find her online at https://www.JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com.
Tara Rye incorporates biblical storying along with inductive Bible study methods in small groups at church, in a homeless shelter, on mission trips, on the radio, and at speaking engagements. She served for five years as the Dean of Women of Grace University and taught courses on Orality, Biblical Womanhood, Team Dynamics, College Orientation, and Interpersonal Communication. She also taught public speaking and oratory skills as an adjunct professor at Nebraska Christian College.
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