Before we white people speak, we need to listen. BJC is doing just that this year, as we focus on learning from BIPOC scholars, theologians, preachers, writers, philosophers, poets, prophets and podcasters about faith freedom for all. We are intentionally working to decenter the voices that have taken up almost all of the conversation about religious freedom to this point.
BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler lays out our plans for this new year.
BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler asks, “What have we learned about our country, our religious communities and ourselves over the course of this tumultuous — and often heartbreaking — year?”
What is our work to do? It’s a personal question that I believe every white person in this country needs to be asking herself right now. For me, it starts with understanding the roots of racism and implicit bias.