Anti-Blackness and Christian Ethics
Forthcoming from Orbis Books
Leading scholars in religion and theology address the complex social reality of anti-blackness. Contributors analyze the problems of mass incarceration, police brutality, sexual exploitation, colonial domination, economic oppression, and negative stereotyping as forces that particularly target and harm black bodies, selves, and communities.
The book contributes to Christian ethics in two broad ways. First, it interrogates Christian ideas, practices, persons, and institutions insofar as they have been complicit in anti-blackness. Second, it recovers theological, spiritual, and practical resources from the Christian tradition that may help to resist and overcome anti-blackness.
Contributors to the book are meeting at Boston College from September 14 to September 16 to share their research and discuss strategies for improving the Christian ethical response to anti-blackness.
The book will be a valuable resource for teachers, ministers, activists, students, scholars, and anyone interested in working toward a society less afflicted by anti-blackness. The book includes insights by scholars from diverse Christian traditions, institutional contexts, and cultural backgrounds.