Tag: race in the movement series

Faith and Work Wisdom and Wit From My Pa

This post continues an ongoing series curated by Ben Norquist on diversifying the faith and work conversation.  By Billye Kee Wisdom and wit from my Pa…..shared by a proud granddaughter, raised in Alabama during segregation and Jim Crow. One of the greatest influencers in my life was my grandfather, William Curtis White, Sr.  He was known throughout several counties in southeast…

I Think He Would Be Better on the Register: A Latino Perspective on Faith and Work, Part 1

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my experience of being a white participant in the faith and work movement. Since then, it struck me that this series should actually be a multi-author endeavor–the whole idea is that our faith and work community ought to learn from people with other racial identities. In that spirit, I’ve  invited a few friends of great…

Being White in the (White) Faith and Work Movement, Part 2

A few weeks ago I wrote about being a white guy in the faith and work movement, which is also predominantly white. After reviewing the many layers of white leaders, participants, authors, directors, and founders in the movement, I suggested that the faith and work message is in dire need of some more input. Because our movement is demographically narrow,…

Being White in the (White) Faith and Work Movement

“The American ideal of racial progress is measured by how fast I become white.” James Baldwin As a white person I’ve never been very cognizant of my complexion—I’ve always just blended in; in my white family, my white neighborhoods, my white college, my white workplaces, and my white churches. It’s never been a matter of reflection because it’s all seemed…