In His Name All Oppression Shall Cease: Dealing With Injustice
This 3-day devotional reinforces God’s love and protection over the oppressed. For those who have been hurt by the Church, it affirms your belovedness and worth.
Elizabeth Jeffries spent her childhood enraptured by earthworms and outer space, and her love for the wild diversity of nature led her to a career as a PhD laboratory research scientist. Today she writes in a variety of creative and professional capacities, inviting others to fall in love with the natural world, and to reimagine the human experience through the transformative lens of cell biology.
Kevin Garcia is a digital pastor, content creator, and self identifying hot mess. Working at the intersection of queerness, sexuality, Christian faith, gender, and justice, Kevin creates videos blogs and podcasts that reflect the queer Christian experience. After coming out in the fall of 2015, Kevin has reached thousands of people through his online work and discourse in public theology. He spoken all over the country at colleges and universities, churches and festivals, and works as an organizer with The Reformation Project in Atlanta, GA. Presently, Kevin is pursuing his masters of divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. In addition to queer stuff and Jesus, Kevin also enjoys dark coffee, red wine, tacos of all varieties, and running the streets of Atlanta, GA where he presently finds his home.
Micky ScottBey Jones - the Justice Doula - accompanies people as they birth more love, justice and shalom into our world. As a womanist, faith rooted, contemplative activist, healer, and nonviolence practitioner, Micky supports students, clergy, activists and everyday leaders in a variety of roles - speaker, writer, facilitator, pilgrimage guide and teacher. She is the Director of Resilience and Healing Initiatives with the Faith Matters Network and is a core team member with The People’s Supper who has gathered more than 4,000 people around tables since the 2016 U.S. election for bridging and healing conversations. Micky earned a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from NAIITS/Portland Seminary and is currently pursuing advanced studies in the Enneagram. You can find pieces of her soul (writing) in two multi-authored books - Becoming Like Creoles: Living and Leading at the Intersections of Injustice, Culture and Religion and Keep Watch With Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers releasing in 2019. Named one of the Black Christian leaders changing the world in Huffington Post, Micky travels the world exploring peacemaking and relationships in different contexts, spreading revolutionary love, engaging in authentic conversations, participating in transformative experiences - and most importantly - she never passes up a dance floor. She has been a contributor at Evangelicals For Social Action, The Porch Magazine, Sojourners, and Red Letter Christians. You can interact with her work and collaborations at Faithmattersnetwork.organd Mickyscottbeyjones.com and catch her social media on Facebook: facebook.com/MSJSpeaks/and Twitter: @iammickyjones.
Pastor Danny and his wife Emily consider themselves to be first and foremost servants of Heartway Church. Together they are committed to seeing lives changed through the good news of Jesus. Pastor Danny graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry Leadership and from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. He has served in a multitude of ministerial capacities over the years, including several pastoral and chaplaincy positions in both mega churches and nonprofit organizations. Pastor Danny is also in the process of working towards his doctor of ministry degree at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Tamika Jancewicz is a spiritual empath and advocate for social justice and womyn empowerment. But nothing compares to her role as a mother. She is currently studying to obtain her MDiv at United Lutheran Seminary, while she spends her last year as Vicar of Christ Lutheran Church in DC. She is a womanist theologian, who believes in the sacredness of the stories we choose to share. And she especially believes in the beautiful transformative power of biblical storytelling.
When she’s not traveling all over the DMV for work or school, she loves spending time with her kids. Her choice of snack often depends on the mood, the color of the sky, and any other atmospheric influence.
To keep her sane in DC traffic, she listens to her favorite podcasts, The Nod, The Sexually Liberated Woman, and My favorite Murder
Laura Kigweba James is a courageous advocate, theologian and wife. While working for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center she graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary with a MDiv. in Missional and Urban Churches. She is a compassionate womanist that defines justice as an intentional transformation that leads to wholeness.
Friends would say her favorite treats are vegan cinnamon rolls. She enjoys reading books and listening to podcasts such as Black Girl In Om. Between traveling with her husband, listening to live music and cooking new food, Laura tries to make sense of life with Jamilia Wood’sHeavn Album as the soundtrack.
For Collard Girls is a journey, a conversation, and podcast, that shares the unique, bold and beautiful narrative of womyn of color who are in spaces in the church, in the community, and in the world. We are writers. Activists. Entrepreneurs. Religious Leaders.
We want our narratives as womyn of color to enrich and challenge all “faiths seeking understanding” in world that is grappling with truth, justice, and femininity.
Join us on the journey and conversation about God, justice, and the world of #ForCollardGirls
Heave you heard of Alter Guild? It’s a podcast and a collective. Maybe you’re at a loss for meaningful, life-giving words these days. Not information, arguments or agendas but wonder and hope that meet you in your curious and progressive faith. The Alter Guild podcast introduces you to four pastors who wander through stories and scripture, their perspectives ever-altered for a new generation of being the church.