What privileges do we have as Christians? Whatever our situation, we have more privilege than we think we do. What makes us believe in the phenomenon that we believe that we are marginalized when we really are very privileged? How can we model after Jesus and use this privilege to advocate for, minister to, and serve the disenfranchised?
From Dec 27 – Jan 1, volunteers with our network of early career Christian academics are liveblogging seminars at the Urbana conference, a mission-focused student gathering of 16,000 Christians from across North America and the world. This post was co-written by Vivian Chen and Nina Thomas.
Here in St Louis at the Urbana 2015 conference,Â Christena ClevelandÂ sets out to answerÂ the question, â€œHow can privileged Christians work strategically for equality?â€ ClevelandÂ is an Associate Professor at Duke Universityâ€™s Divinity SchoolÂ andÂ is working on her new book titled, The Priesthood of the Privileged. She completed her undergraduate work at Dartmouth College and also received her PhD from UCSB. Cleveland’sÂ scholarly work includes integrating social psychological perspectives on intergroup and intercultural processes with current reconciliation dilemmas within the Christian church and the broader society. [Read more…] about How can Privileged Christians Work Strategically for Equality?