How can the past help us transform the future? This month our We Conspire series honors Black History Month by examining the different streams of racism and oppression in our world. In this 2022 interview on the podcast Love. Period, Rev. Jacqui Lewis and Civil Rights icon Ruby Sales discuss what it means to be Black in America today.
Click to listen as Ruby Sales reflects on her time as a freedom fighter during the Civil Rights movement and that legendary march from Selma to Montgomery.
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Can you identify where some of your beliefs may be influenced by the past? How can you move forward in reconciliation and love? Share your reflection with us.
Ruby Sales is a social activist, scholar, administrator, manager, public theologian and educator in the areas of civil, gender and other human rights. Sales has preached around the country on race, class, gender and reconciliation. She has done groundbreaking work on community and nonviolence formation, and also serves as a national convener of the Every Church A Peace Church Movement.
The senior minister of Middle Collegiate Church in New York City, Dr. Jacqui Lewis is a nationally recognized preacher and activist on racial reconciliation, LGBTI equality, and economic justice. Her books include The Power of Stories: A Guide for Leaders in Multi-Racial, Multi-Cultural Congregations and Fierce Love.
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