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Saturday, November 6, 2021

History of white evangelical racism also implicates Catholics

History of white evangelical racism also implicates Catholics, scholar says

Carol Kuruvilla, a former religion reporter at HuffPost, interviewed scholar Anthea Butler about her work and latest book, White Evangelical Racism: The Politics Of Morality In America. When asked why white evangelical racism concerns Catholics, Butler told Kuruvilla: "It should matter to American Catholics because many of them have bought into it. They can't see what they're supposed to be doing as faithful Catholics. This has distorted American Catholicism."

Read the rest of the interview here.

Christian writer Danté Stewart seeks revelation in Black experience

Religion News Service's Emily McFarlan Miller talked with Danté Stewart about his first book, Shoutin' In the Fire: An American Epistle. "I wrote the book for Black people. I wanted to write a book that would be incredibly hard to put in the 'antiracist' category insofar as I didn't want this book to be received as something that can teach white people about Black life in hopes that white people can get better," Stewart told Miller.

He added that "reading Black literature, looking at Black life honestly, expanded my theological imagination but also my ability to write a narrative that introduced and opened up and embraced and explored the Black world, which I believe God has something to say about."

Read the rest of their conversation here.

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