Theology and Protest

Fuller’s William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies held its 2020 Summer Seminar Series on “Theology and Protest.” African American leaders in the church, the community, and academia, in conversation with Dwight Radcliff, academic dean for the Pannell Center, discussed their work of activism and advocacy toward justice, as well as the theologies that drive protest.

“This is a time for us to get our theology straight and understand how God feels about the marginalized. We have to get our theology straight and understand how God is one who fights for freedom and liberation.”

Jeanelle Austin
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Jeanelle Austin on Protest

Jeanelle Austin, founder of the Racial Agency Initiative, speaks about racial justice and faithfulness as she shares her experience of community organizing and protesting in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd. WATCHHolistic Healing and Wellness

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Delonte Gholston

Delonte Gholston on Being Present

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Fuller’s William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies held its 2020 Summer Seminar Series on “Theology and Protest.” African American leaders in the church, the community, and academia, in conversation with Dwight Radcliff, academic dean for the Pannell Center, discussed their work of activism and advocacy toward justice, as well as the theologies that drive protest