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Grace Forum Online with Jeannine Hill Fletcher: The Sin of White Supremacy
Wednesday, May 6 @ 6:00 pm
Disproportionately impacting people of color, the pandemic has revealed the ongoing, disastrous consequences of racism and inequality in our country. As people of faith, we must ask: is there a relationship between Christian religion and white supremacy in the United States? And how might we start to disentangle them? Join us to hear from Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Professor of Theology at Fordham University and author of The Sin of White Supremacy: Christianity, Racism and Religious Diversity in America, in conversation with Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. In her book, Hill Fletcher proposes strategies to foster racial healing in America, leading with the demand that white Christians accept their responsibility for racist policies and structural discrimination in America.
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About the guest
Jeannine Hill Fletcher is a constructive theologian whose research is at the intersection of Christian systematic theology and issues of diversity (including gender, race and religious diversity). Her most recent book is entitled, The Sin of White Supremacy: Christianity, Racism and Religious Diversity in America (Orbis, 2017). She is Professor of Theology at Fordham University, Bronx NY, and board member of the grassroots social justice organization, the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, an inter-generational, multi-racial, multi-religious group organizing to address social justice issues in New York City.
About the host
The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.
About The Forum
The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.