Anti-Racism as a Spiritual Practice: Season Two


Anti-Racism as a Spiritual Practice is a video series with host Simran Jeet Singh, an American educator, writer, and activist. Each season features interviews on the intersection of religion and race with faith leaders, educators, authors, academics, activists, and more.
Season two will be made up of live and pre-taped episodes. The pre-taped interviews were live lectures at Trinity College and Columbia University. All episodes are scheduled for 3:00 pm EST on a Wednesday.
Lance Collin Allred
January 27, 2021
Lance Collin Allred is the first legally deaf player in NBA history, an international inspirational speaker, author and TEDx star of "What is Your Polygamy?" He is a Mexican American. He was born and raised in a Mormon polygamist commune in rural Montana before his family left at the age of 13. Allred is deaf, with 75–80% hearing loss.
Kaitlin Curtice
February 3, 2021
Kaitlin Curtice is a poet, author and public speaker. As an enrolled citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and someone who has grown up in the Christian faith, Kaitlin writes on the intersection of Indigenous spirituality, faith in everyday life, and decolonization within the church.
Lisa Sharon Harper
February 10, 2021
A prolific speaker, writer and activist, Lisa Sharon Harper is the founder and president of, a consulting group dedicated to shrinking the narrative gap in our nation by designing forums and experiences that bring common understanding, common commitment and common action.
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl
February 17, 2021
Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl serves as the senior rabbi of Central Synagogue in New York City, the first woman to lead the large Reform congregation in its 180-year history.
Anand Venkatkrishnan
February 24, 2021
Anand Venkatkrishnan serves as Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is an intellectual historian of religion in South Asia.
Wil Gafney
March 3, 2021
The Rev. Wil Gafney is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. She is Brita an Episcopal Priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania.
Omid Safi
March 10, 2021
Omid Safi is an American Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. He served as the Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center from July 2014 to June 2019 and was a columnist for On Being.
Mark Charles
March 17, 2021
Mark R. Charles is a Native American activist, public speaker, consultant, and author on Native American issues, as well as a journalist, blogger, Reformed pastor, and computer programmer. He was an independent candidate for President of the United States in the 2020 United States presidential election.
Judith Weisenfeld
March 24, 2021
Judith Weisenfeld is a scholar of African-American religion. She is Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion at Princeton University, where she is also the Chair of the Department of Religion.
Najeeba Syeed
March 31, 2021
Najeeba Syeed is Associate Professor of Muslim and Interreligious Studies at Chicago Theological Seminary. She is a recognized leader in peacebuilding and twice received the Jon Anson Ford Award for reducing violence and was named Southern California Mediation Association’s “Peacemaker of the Year” in 2007.
Chris Stedman
April 7, 2021
Chris Stedman is an American writer who serves as the Executive Director of the Yale Humanist Community at Yale University. Beginning in late 2017, he will assume the role of Director of the Humanist Center of Minnesota as well as Fellow at the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College.
Ilyse Morgenstein-Fuerst
April 14, 2021
Ilyse Morgenstein-Fuerst is Associate Professor at University of Vermont’s Department of Religion and Associate Director of the University of Vermont Humanities Center. She specializes in Islamic studies.