Our guest is the Reverend Traci Blackmon. She is the Executive Minister of Justice & Witness Ministries for The United Church of Christ and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO, which borders the city of Ferguson. In this episode, we examine and reflect on the theme that has shaped this podcast – Prophetic Resistance. This is fitting as Pastor Traci was a central figure in the Ferguson Uprising – the movement moment that gave birth to this podcast project. In this unfiltered conversation, Traci speaks her truth about confronting Empire within ourselves, how standing in one’s truth is an act of resistance and how to make space for grace. This is the fourth and final installment in a series recorded in New York City in April 2019 during the Revolutionary Love Conference. This annual justice conference is hosted by Middle Collegiate Church and The Middle Project and draws faith leaders and activists across various movements for justice and healing. Thanks again, to Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis and Middle Church.
Show Notes: Listen to Pastor Traci’s full speech from the Revolutionary Love Conference: https://youtu.be/GWs0tJj3HdM