Becoming Like Creoles: Living and Leading at the Intersections of Injustice, Culture, and Religion

Becoming Like Creoles: Living and Leading at the Intersections of Injustice, Culture, and Religion

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Overview

The French Caribbean authors of In Praise of Creoleness (loge de la Cr‚olit‚) exclaim, "Neither Europeans, nor Africans, nor Asians, we proclaim ourselves to be Creoles." Creoleness, therefore, becomes a metaphor for humanity in all its diversity. Unique among the many images useful for discussing diversity, Creoleness is formed within a history of injustice, oppression, and empire. Creolization offers a way of envisioning a future through the interplay between cultural diversity, injustice and oppression, and intersectionality. People of faith must embrace such metaphors and practices to be relevant and effective for ministry in the 21st century. Using biblical exposition in conversation with present day Creole metaphors and cultural research, Becoming Like Creoles seeks to awaken and prepare followers of Jesus to live and minister in a world where injustice is real and cultural diversity is rapidly increasing. This book will equip ministry readers to embrace a Creole process, becoming culturally competent and social justice focused, whether they are emerging from a history of injustice or they are heirs of privilege.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506455563
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 393,697
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Curtiss Paul DeYoung is the Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Council of Churches. He has also served as the Executive Director of Community Renewal Society in Chicago, and as Professor of Reconciliation Studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. He is the author of Living Faith: How Faith Inspires Social Justice, and the co-editor of The People's Bible.

Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church, a 1000-member multiracial, welcoming, and inclusive congregation in New York City. She is an activist, preacher, and fierce advocate for racial equality, economic justice, and LGBTQ equality. Jacqui earned her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and earned a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Religion from Drew University. She is also author of The Power of Stories; 10 Essential Strategies to Grow a Multiracial, Multicultural Congregation.

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