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In the Thick of It!

When black teenager Michael Brown was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., in early August, HyeRan Kim-Cragg, the Lydia Gruchy Professor of Pastoral Studies at St. Andrew’s College, started thinking about the last course she taught before going on sabbatical for the 2014-15 academic year.

Kim-Cragg has co-taught “Race, Colonialism, Canadian Identities, and Intercultural Ministries” with St. Andrew’s colleague Prof. Lynn Caldwell, for the past five years. She says the course is one of the most rewarding yet challenging courses that she teaches as students and teachers wrestle in class with the realities of racism and colonialism, which shape the world.

“I pulled out the syllabus and began taking notes on this event (the Ferguson shooting) as a ‘living document.’ As a practical theologian, ‘the situation’ is a primary document from which to read and upon which to reflect. It can be used to make sense and meaning of the reality that is unfolding,” she said.

The result of her consideration is the blog post “In the Thick of It!” a discussion of how addressing racism is integral to theological education for the Wabash Centre blog Race Matters in the Classroom. The blog was started in response to the need for a forum on race and teaching theology and religion in the wake of the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent protests and police response in Ferguson, Mo.

The full post can be read online at the Race Matters in the Classroom blog.

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