Spring/Summer 2019 (Vol. 47, Nos. 1&2)
Mass incarceration is Jim Crow’s most obvious descendent. Faith communities must focus on the collective work of dismantling this catastrophic system. By Raphael G. Warnock
The Virgin of Guadalupe spreads her garment of compassion for all people in travail. By Davíd Carrasco.
A selected reading list from Amy Hollywood’s course.
Positive, complex representations of black women’s religious experience in Queen Sugar and Being Serena. By LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant
Black Panther serves as a moral imaginary pointing to freedom, fugitivity, and black queer ethical action. By Thelathia Nikki Young
Race and the Making of the Mormon People, by Max Perry Mueller, examines the ideology of “white universalism” in the formation of Mormonism. By Seth Perry
The lore around Maya, who died soon after giving birth to the Buddha, illuminates the untold, uncounted stories of women who die in childbirth today. By Kim Gutschow
Convert sanghas in the United States need to be mindful of the potential for reducing Buddhism to a bourgeois “spirituality” that avoids addressing racial wounds. By Christopher Raiche
Buddhist practice has enabled this Filipino/Asian American to grapple with painful experiences around race that include feeling unseen and silenced. By Bryan Mendiola
The Buddha’s teachings about distortions of perception anticipated current research on “inherent bias.” By Bonnie Duran