Christian values and beliefs, some of which support care for the oppressed and some of which support dualist thinking and hierarchy and have been used to justify colonialism, slavery and wife battering, permeate our culture. Host, Marlena Willis, talks with social justice educator, activist and writer, Paul Kivel, about his book Living in the Shadow of the Cross, Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony.
PAUL KIVEL is a social justice educator, activist and writer who has worked 50 years for collective healing, transformation and justice. Kivel was a co-founder of the Oakland Men’s Project and also part of the group that started SURJ—Showing Up for Racial Justice and a leader in the anti-racist movement developing resources for white people working for racial, economic and gender justice. Kivel’s most recent books are a revised, updated 4th edition of Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice and Living in the Shadow of the Cross. www.paulkivel.com