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Faith Over Fear

with Jennifer Slattery, Jodie Bailey and Shellie Arnold

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.
Jodie Bailey is a Carolina girl who believes in the transformational power of the story when God is allowed to hold the pen. As an Army wife, she developed a love for serving and speaking to other Army spouses as a Protestant Women of the Chapel study leader, a Family Readiness Group leader, and an Army Family Team Building instructor. She began her writing career by creating content for PWOC’s international e100 women’s study and contributing to military family devotions and blogs. She is also a multi-published inspirational fiction author. Jodie lives in North Carolina with her husband, her daughter, and two dogs. You can stop by and say hi at http://www.jodiebailey.com.
As a writer and speaker, Shellie Arnold has published articles, written weekly devotional curriculum, taught at writers’ conferences, spoken at homeschooling events, and conducted classes, seminars, and retreats for various church groups. A home school mom of over twenty years, she knows the unique challenges stay-at-home moms face. As a sexual abuse survivor, she understands the long-term effects trauma can have, even for believers. She has three published novels: The Spindle Chair, Sticks and Stones, and Abide With Me, all of which depict the “perfect storms” in marriage - what happens when our weaknesses hit head-on, and we’re both left wondering if anything can be salvaged. Visit her at http://www.shelliearnold.com.
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