I have loved working as a Global Mission Fellow in Ferguson and Columbia, Missouri. This experience has had some challenges, but it’s also been incredibly fulfilling. One of my favorite parts has been creating and producing the Faith and Race Podcast.
The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help churches of all colors host constructive dialogue about faith, race, and the church. Every episode has a specific focus to help listeners intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race, and justice. For Season One, all of the interviewees are African-American Methodists from Missouri, and each has a powerful story to tell. The Podcast consists of 20-25 minute audio interviews that bring diverse insights and experiences into churches, homes, and hearts across Missouri and beyond. In addition to the podcast, a Faith and Race small group curriculum will be available in late March to help guide groups to discuss the issues raised in each episode and what these issues might look like in their church or community. While all people of faith may find the podcast beneficial, the Faith and Race Podcast and upcoming small group curriculum will be particularly valuable to less diverse congregations by exposing listeners to different perspectives and experiences. The Faith and Race Podcast is produced by the Center for Social Empowerment and Justice in Ferguson, Missouri, and Mission, Service, and Justice Ministries of the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church.
There are several ways to listen to the podcast:
- Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/faith-and-race-podcast/id1079664431
- Other podcasting sites: Libsyn, Stitcher, TuneIn
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Want a taste? Check out the teaser below
Racial Justice Advocate, Columbia/Ferguson, MO