Παρασκευή, 2 Φεβρουαρίου 2018

Forgiveness and the African American Church Experience

Dr. Albert J. Raboteau, Henry W. Putnam Professor Emeritus of Religion, Princeton University


 
After the racially-motivated shooting of nine African Americans at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, family members of some of the victims publicly forgave the killer of their loved ones. In this moving and thought-provoking discussion, Dr. Albert Raboteau of Princeton University explains their extraordinary act of forgiveness in the context of the historical experience of African American Christians. 
He explains that African Americans have been able to use their own interpretation of Christianity to forgive the grave injustices they have suffered at the hands of whites who also believed themselves to be Christians. 
Dr. Raboteau takes the audience on a journey through African American history, beginning with the horrors of 19th-century slavery and ending with the racial divide faced by today’s society. His valuable insights on the measures we must take to close this divide offer a roadmap to forming a truly integrated United States.

See also 

Racism: An Orthodox Perspective
Greek Orthodox Archbishop Iakovos of USA, Martin Luther King Jr. & Reverend James Reeb
Grace and “the Inverted Pyramid”
The Heresy of Racism
Racism (tag)


The Kingdom of Heaven, where racial discrimination has no place Fr. Moses Berry, a descendant of African slaves, Orthodox priest and teacher in USA
Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black
St. Mary of Egypt Multi-Cultural Orthodox Christian Church - Kansas City, Missouri
Christians and the immigration issue (& Orthodox Church of St Nicholas of Japan in Johannesburg)

Racial Identities and Racism by Mother Katherine

How “White” is the Orthodox Church?

The Least of These
Dr Albert Raboteau in St. Moses the Black Brotherhood Annual Conference 2017 (videos) Eight principal areas of convergence between African spirituality and Ancient Christianity
Orthodox African Americans
(tag)

 

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