Anti-Racism as a Spiritual Practice

Black churchgoers pine for racial progress amid white resistance

By Yonat Shimron — October 30, 2020

(RNS) — For many Black Americans, life in predominantly white and conservative regions can be isolating and lonely.

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Episode Twelve: “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism” with Jennifer Harvey

By Emily Churchill — July 23, 2020

Simran Jeet Singh Thanks for joining our program, “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism.” I’m your host, Simran Jeet Singh. And I am super excited today to be joined by the Reverend Doctor Jennifer Harvey. She’s a scholar, she’s an activist, and she’s the author of the New York Times bestselling book, “Raising […]

Episode Eleven: “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism” with Khyati Joshi

By Emily Churchill — July 17, 2020

Simran Jeet Singh: Hi everyone. Thank you for joining our program, “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism.” I’m your host Simran Jeet Singh, and I’m so delighted to be joined today by Dr. Khyati Joshi, a scholar, a social justice activist, and author of the new book — I’ll show you — “White […]

Episode Ten: “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism” with Linda Sarsour

By Emily Churchill — July 14, 2020

Simran Jeet Singh: Hi, everyone. Thanks for joining our program, “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism.” I’m Simran Jeet Singh, your host and I’m so delighted to be here going today by Linda Sarsour, a good friend and nationally recognized justice leader and author of the new book, “We’re Not Here to be […]

Episode Nine: “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism” with Jeff Yang and Phil Yu

By Emily Churchill — July 9, 2020

Simran Jeet Singh: Thanks for joining our program, “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism.” I’m delighted to have you all today here. We’re discussing anti-Asian bias and we’re joined by two activists that might know already through their work, Phil Yu and Jeff Yang. I’m so excited to have them here and so […]

Episode Eight: “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Semitism” with Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

By Emily Churchill — July 1, 2020

Transcript:  Simran Jeet Singh: Hi everyone. Thank you for joining our program, “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism. This is episode number eight for us, and I’m so excited to have with us here today Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, who many of you may already know through her various writings and books and media […]

Episode Seven: “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism” with Kaitlin Curtice

By Emily Churchill — June 29, 2020

Transcript:  Simran Jeet Singh: Hi everyone. Thank you for joining our program, “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism.” I’m your host, Simran Jeet Singh. And this is our fourth week of programming and I’m delighted to have with us today Kaitlin Curtice, who is the author of this beautiful new book, Native: Identity, […]

Episode Four: “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism” with Kelly J. Baker

By Emily Churchill — June 29, 2020

Transcript:  Simran Jeet Singh: Thanks for joining our program, “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism.” I’m your host, Simran Jeet Singh. I’m a scholar and activist and a columnist for Religion News Service. This is our second week of programming and I’m delighted to have you all here. On Tuesday, we were joined […]

Episode Six: “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism” with Austin Channing Brown

By Emily Churchill — June 29, 2020

Transcript:  Simran Jeet Singh: Welcome back to our program, “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism.” I’m your host Simran Jeet Singh. This is the third week of our program, episode number six. And today we’re joined by Austin Channing Brown. She is a New York Times bestselling author of “I’m Still Here: Black […]

Episode Five: “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism” with Jacqui Lewis

By Emily Churchill — June 26, 2020

Transcript:  Simran Jeet Singh: Hi everyone. Thank you for joining us on “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism.” I’m your host, Simran Jeet Singh, and I’m delighted to have you all here today, along with our guest, Reverend Jacqui Lewis, the senior minister at Middle Collegiate Church. I’ve known Jacqui for years and […]

Episode Three: “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism” with Robert P. Jones

By Emily Churchill — June 25, 2020

Transcript:  Simran Jeet Singh: Welcome to our third episode of “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism. Uh, it’s our second week of programming and I’m delighted to have you all here. Last week, if you joined us, uh, you heard from Professor Anthea Butler of the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Eddie Glaude […]

Episode Two: “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism” with Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

By Emily Churchill — June 25, 2020

Transcript:  Simran Jeet Singh: Welcome to our second episode of “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism.” I’m delighted to have you all here. In our previous conversation, we spoke with Professor Anthea Butler from the University of Pennsylvania on what we mean by whiteness, and what we can do about white supremacy. Today, […]

Episode One: “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism” with Anthea Butler

By Emily Churchill — June 24, 2020

Transcript:  Simran Jeet Singh: Hi everyone. Welcome, and thank you for joining us. This is the inaugural episode of our new program with the Religion News Service called “Becoming Less Racist: Lighting the Path to Anti-Racism,” and I’m joined here with Professor Anthea Butler, who, if you don’t know, is brilliant and delightful and amazing […]

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