Womanist Scholars Discuss the Fight for Equity in the Black Church and Religious Study

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In this short documentary directed by filmmaker Anika Gibbons, noted womanist scholars Kelly Brown Douglas, Katie Cannon, and Emilie Townes discuss their calling to deconstruct the racism, sexism, and classism within the Black Church and in the field of religious study.

All of the women, including the filmmaker, studied at Union Theological Seminary.

Reading list:
Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective by Kelly Brown Douglas
Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader edited by Katie Geneva Cannon, Emilie Townes, and Angela Sims
Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil by Emilie Townes
Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk by Delores Williams

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