The Language of Abolition: Trading the Idolatry of Racism for Self-Awareness

The Language of Abolition: Trading the Idolatry of Racism for Self-Awareness

The Language of Abolition: Trading the Idolatry of Racism for Self-Awareness

The Language of Abolition: Trading the Idolatry of Racism for Self-Awareness

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Overview

The American church has long internalized White dominant culture's language regarding racism, crime, punishment, and reform. The Language of Abolition reframes racism as an idol that the church must exchange for self-awareness, one that is informed by a new understanding of harm, consequences, and abolition. Such a transformation is only possible when the church contends with this nation's history of policing, mass incarceration, and need for repentance through reparations. Only then can the prison-industrial complex (PIC) be replaced by a new world where everyone is human and all needs are met. Therein lies collective liberation and Kingdom come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798823105415
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 08/14/2022
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

EILEEN KIM is an attorney, poet, musician, and visual artist. In addition to her work with those who have been incarcerated, Kim has also spoken on panels, webinars, and podcasts on issues related to faith, religious trauma, mass incarceration, internalized racial oppression, and prison-industrial complex (PIC) abolition. Kim's work has also appeared in Inheritance Magazine and the online collaborative media platform, HITRECORD, including its Emmy-winning YouTube series, Create Together: Season 1 in 2020.

CHARLENE HONG WHITE is a performing artist with a professional background in academic writing, mental health counseling, and college ministry. She is passionate about working toward social justice to support the flourishing of all.
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