MLK's Economic Agenda
Footnotes With Jemar Tisby
by The Witness
2w ago
Not only have we reduced Martin Luther King's vision to a single line from his "I Have a Dream" speech, we have also forgotten or ignored his vision for economic equity.  In this episode I talk about King's economic agenda--one that he had from the beginning of his work as a pastor and moral philosopher all the way back in the 1950s and not just in the last few years of his life.  We also get into how the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday came to be and a 15 year saga to get to sign the bill into law.  Some resources you'll want to check out to learn more:  To the Promise ..read more
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“That Nonviolent Stuff Will Get You Killed” an Interview with Charlie Cobb of SNCC
Footnotes With Jemar Tisby
by The Witness
1M ago
Charlie Cobb is a living legend of the Civil Rights movement. He has been an editor, a journalist and founding member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He is a professor. He is the author of several books. And he was the field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi from 1962-1967. In this episode Jemar talks to him about his book “That Nonviolent Stuff Will Get You Killed” and the new online resources about the history of SNCC. Visit snccdigital.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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WNUG 005: How I Escaped the Web of White Christian Nationalism with Rev. Chuck Armstrong
Footnotes With Jemar Tisby
by The Witness
2M ago
White Nation Under God Episode 5: White Christian Nationalism is not merely a set of beliefs, it is a net that ensnares real people. At one time, Chuck Armstrong, a dedicated Christian, worked closely with far-right radio host and Congressional Medal of Honor winner (under Trump), Rush Limbaugh. As Armstrong matured in his faith and had more contact with marginalized and oppressed people, he realized he had been deceived into following a pernicious belief system. This is his journey into and out of White Christian Nationalism.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/ad ..read more
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WNUG 03: White Christian Nationalism and the January 6, 2021 Insurrection with Andrew Seidel
Footnotes With Jemar Tisby
by The Witness
2M ago
White Nation Under God Episode 3: An attempted insurrection on January 6, 2021 forced the nation to pay attention to the rising wave of anti-democratic movements in the United States. With the Christian iconography of the event--from crosses to pictures of a European-looking Jesus--we also had to learn more about a topic unfamiliar to some--White Christian Nationalism. To help us understand WCN's influence on politics and the events of January 6, we are joined by Andrew Seidel, author of American Crusade and the Director of Strategic Response at the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Learn more ..read more
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WNUG 02: How White Christian Nationalism Threatens Democracy with Dr. Philip Gorski and Dr. Samuel Perry
Footnotes With Jemar Tisby
by The Witness
2M ago
White Nation Under God Episode 2: The attempted insurrection on January 6, 2021 presented glaring examples of White Christian Nationalism in action. But that was just one manifestation of how this ideology threatens has undermined our political process. Sociologists Philip Gorski and Samuel Perry explain how White Christian Nationalism threatens democracy based on research for their book The Flag and the Cross. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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WNUG 01: What Is White Christian Nationalism with Dr. Jemar Tisby
Footnotes With Jemar Tisby
by The Witness
2M ago
White Nation Under God Episode 1: White Christian nationalism is the greatest threat to democracy and the witness of the church in the United States. In this episode Dr. Jemar Tisby gives an introduction to the White Nation Under God series. You'll learn a basic definition of white Christian nationalism (WCN) , know how to spot it in action, list some common beliefs associated with WCN, and learn some of the historical roots of the ideology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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White Nation Under God
Footnotes With Jemar Tisby
by The Witness
2M ago
Coming (Very) Soon to Footnotes: White Nation Under God. Subscribe and get ready. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Vote Common Good with Doug Pagitt
Footnotes With Jemar Tisby
by The Witness
3M ago
A lot of people believe that evangelical voters are hopelessly lost to the Republican Party. Doug Pagitt, the Executive Director of Vote Common Good, has other ideas. His organization is traveling across the country seeking to persuade 5-10% of Republican voters to change their votes and elect candidates who will protect democracy and the peaceful transfer of power.  In this conversation, you'll hear Doug speak passionately and personally about evangelicals. He is one. He's also a theorist who uses simple but eloquent frameworks to make sense of how we perceive ourselves and how to c ..read more
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The Elaine Massacre: A Teach-In
Footnotes With Jemar Tisby
by The Witness
4M ago
The Elaine Massacre is one of the bloodiest race riots in U.S. history. Yet it is a tragedy about which few people know. In this teach-in Dr. Jemar Tisby explains what happened over those fateful days in Arkansas in the Fall of 1919 when Black sharecroppers were targeted by white mobs. He explores the aftermath and the critical legal cases in subsequent years. And he sits down with filmmaker Nolan Dean of Cherry Street Productions to talk about "The Valley of Dry Bones," a documentary film project they are co-producing. Listen to this important story and share with others!  Links:&nb ..read more
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The People Who Don't Have Any Questions
Footnotes With Jemar Tisby
by The Witness
4M ago
An article following up on the viral "People Who Don't Have Any Questions" tweet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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