In this episode we talk with Brandon Wrencher, minister, organizer, and facilitator working across the US within faith, education, and non-profit sectors at the intersection of decolonizing church, contemplative activism, and local presence to build beloved communities.
We talk about the The Good Neighbor Movement, the church he leads as well as the Liberating Church Project, a network seeking to decolonize new and established expressions of church by looking to hush harbors, the church of enslaved Africans, as a model having contemporary relevance for decolonizing the church.
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