Celebrate Juneteenth 2022
Juneteenth is a long-celebrated holiday, now a national holiday, commemorating the emancipation of African Americans. This year, RYSEC will join the annual Juneteenth platform of the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture on Zoom.
Our speaker, the Rev. Dr. Jermaine J. Marshall, is the author of Christianity Corrupted: The Scandal of White Supremacy. Christianity Corrupted is a compelling examination of oppressive Christian theologies and the normalization of white privilege in the United States. Marshall demonstrates how enslaved Africans formulated their own brand of Christianity and cultivated a theology of spiritual resistance to the oppressive theologies of their white Christian enslavers, the rise of Jim Crow, the advent of the Moral Majority, and the complicity of white evangelicals with Trumpism. Finally, on the basis of the spiritual and social resistance, including the Civil Rights struggle, the Black Power Movement, and Black Lives Matter, Marshall presents a theological solution for the scandals of anti-blackness and White Christian Supremacy.
Music: Dupree with Barry Kornhauser.
Note that this Sunday meeting begins at 11 am ET, rather than our new usual starting time of 10:30 a.m.
For our Ethics for Children program, be sure you’ve signed up for emails on which weeks we’re holding programs, where, and in what format. Email email@example.com to be added to the list.
Contributions to "Sunday Sharing" are shared between RYSEC and this month's sharing partner as we try to contribute to making a more humane world. This month, we focus on ending gun violence (and will in a future month focus on an LGBTQIA+ organization, which we usually have done during Pride Month).
- The Rev. Dr. Jermaine J. Marshall
Rev. Dr. Jermaine J. Marshall is a historical theologian who teaches courses in African American religious history, church history, and theological studies at the Interdenominational Theological Center, New York Theological Seminary, St. John’s University, and Indiana Wesleyan University. He currently lives in New York City and is the Senior Pastor of Williams Institutional Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Harlem.