Featuring Velda Love, Edith Guffey, Linda Jaramillo, Bernice Powell Jackson, Jim Bear Jacobs, Curtis DeYoung, Iva E. Carruthers, Sekinah Hamlin, and Karen Georgia Thompson.
“And so we must imagine a new country. Reparations—by which I mean the full acceptance of our collective biography and its consequences—is the price we must pay to see ourselves squarely…What is needed is an airing of family secrets, a settling with old ghosts. What is needed is a healing of the American psyche and the banishment of white guilt. What I’m talking about is more than recompense for past injustices—more than a handout, a payoff, hush money, or a reluctant bribe. What I’m talking about is a national reckoning that would lead to spiritual renewal.” – Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
How can we repair relationships defined by historical harms? What will it take to mend the tears in the fabric of our society caused by colonialization, slavery, and xenophobia?
Reparatory justice calls for honest reckoning with and actions to repair the past and ongoing harms enacted in every level of society against people of African descent, as well as Native Americans, Latin Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders/Hawaiians, all of whose legacies include, genocide, theft of land, the denial of legal and human rights, and forced labor to build the wealth of Europe and U.S. territories. This webinar invites participants to explore spiritual practices of reparations as part of an enduring commitment to healing and restoration aimed at building the new realm of God.