Conversation on Race - A Kick in the Walls - 134

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Our conversation on race takes an honest look at the team’s understanding of race as a complex construct that has shaped every aspect of our identities, our relationships and our lives.

Raj suggests the topic in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Dr. King called us into uncomfortable spaces to do challenging work in the areas of economic justice, anti militarism, prison reform and racial equity.

Additionally Raj shares the observation that “white people” rarely have the opportunity to talk openly about race. The pursuit of racial justice requires engaged participants from all sectors of the racial spectrum to be involved, courageous and vulnerable. The team agrees to step into the uncomfortable space together.

Co-hosts Jeff, Allen, Bonnie and Casey respond to Raj’s questions on the definition of race, on racial identity, racial understanding, the linkage between faith formation and racial formation and what role each one has to play in the struggle for racial justice.

Then the team gets silly in a new segment “Over/Under.” Avocado Toast, Jerry Seinfeld, Titanic, Grunge. Listen and you’ll understand.

Conversation on Race (01:03)

Over/Under Segment (53:12)

RELEVANT LINKS

From Our Conversation on Race

From Our Over/Under Segment

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Jeff Manildi | producer & co-host | jeff@irenicast.com

Jeff is co-founder of Irenicast. In addition to getting his B.A. in Theology, he also received his ordination through the prestigious online organization of The Universal Life Church whose alumni include the likes of Conan O’Brien and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Jeff loves all things that tell a story: people, movies, tv, music, comics, etc.

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Rev. Allen Marshall O’Brien | co-host | allen@irenicast.com

Allen is the pastor of a UCC church in Northern California, resident chaplain at an area hospital, and co-founder of Irenicast. He believes in the importance of education, peace, and ecology and writes for multiple platforms.

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Rev. Bonnie Rambob | co-host | bonnie@irenicast.com

Bonnie is the co-pastor at Parkside Community Church. Bonnie has also served the Congregational Church of San Mateo as Transitional Minister for Intergenerational Education. As a graduate of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, she offers expertise in multi-faith leadership, the spirituality of children, process theology and church organizational structure. Drawing from her fundamentalist Christian background, she co-leads several outreach ministries to those spiritual travelers who are migrating out of fundamentalist Christianity.

Raj Rambob | co-host | raj@irenicast.com

Rajeev Rambob (Raj) is spouse, of 26 years, to Bonnie Rambob. Both Bonnie and Raj are ordained ministers in the United Church of Christ. They have two adult children who are intelligent, creative, hilarious and kind. Raj has been a K-12 educator and principal. Raj transitioned from K-12 leadership to executive leadership in the nonprofit sector. Raj's non-profit experience is largely in homelessness. Currently Raj is Executive Director of Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA). ATCAA is a multi-service, anti-poverty, agency that serves two counties. Raj loves thoughtful and irreverent conversation over food and drink with family and trusted friends.

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Pastor Casey Tinnin | co-host| casey@irenicast.com

Casey is the pastor of Loomis Basin Congregational Church in Loomis California. He is one of the co-creators of Intersections which is a support group that meets once a month to deconstruct their evangelical past. Casey also created a non-religious LGBT teen group, The Landing Spot, that meets once a month. When Casey isn’t preaching, protesting, or providing pastoral care he enjoys spending his time reading comic books, talking about theology, politics and sex, baking, cooking, kayaking and spending time with his partner Jose of six years and walking their dog Kole.

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