Listen to learn about the history of the spirituals, as well as their power and relevance for today’s large-scale protests against police brutality and systems that continue to work against the interests of black Americans.
This episode features a conversation between Latter-day Faith host Dan Wotherspoon and Joanna Brooks. Joanna’s recent book, Mormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and the Problem of Racial Innocence is, at the same time, scholarly, substantive, unblinking, courageous, and graceful. Full of grace. And ways toward redemption.
We live right now in a highly polarized society, especially politically. Yet most of us claim our politics are driven by our religious beliefs. How does this dynamic work when people from the same religious background see things so differently and feel strong enough to demonize or dismiss others? What are ways forward?
These two episodes (of four, the other two to be released next week) feature LDF host Dan Wotherspoon in conversation with the wonderful and ridiculously insightful Kathryn Sonntag and Danny Kofoed to talk about several topic areas regarding “evil.” Part 1: The focus in this opening section is the nature of evil itself. Is it something that exists eternally, outside of …