Contributors will include…

Michelle Armster is a Roots of Justice trainer and the executive director of Mennonite Central Committee Central States.

Brian Bantum teaches theology at Seattle Pacific University, and is author of Redeeming Mulatto: A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity. You can read his blog here.

Phil Morice Brubaker is coordinator and trainer with Roots of Justice.

Rick Derksen is a trainer with Roots of Justice and serves on the ROJ board. He’s an antiracism organizer with several Seattle-based activist groups including European Dissent, EPIC (Ending the Prison Industrial Complex), and the Seattle Race Conference committee. His identities include white, male, partner of 40 years, parent, grandparent, ordained Mennonite minister, and part of Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church.

Jenn Hagedorn is a member and staff person at Plymouth UCC in Seattle, Washington. She is a white antiracist organizer with European Dissent, the People’s Institute, and Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC).

Sarah Morice Brubaker is assistant professor of theology at Phillips Theological Seminary, author of The Place of the Spirit, and an associate editor at Religion Dispatches.

Micky ScottBey Jones describes herself as a “Creative Extremist for Love,” writing, speaking and curating spaces, conversations and experiences for revolutionary love, justice and shalom through the TransForm Network and at the Emerging Voices Patheos Blog. You can find her on Twitter at @iammickyjones.

Tim Nafziger is a Mennonite writerphotographer and web developer who lives in the Ojai valley in California. Tim’s vocation is cross-pollination and working with small groups of people committed to social change like the Carnival de Resistance where he is part of the organizing team.

Pam Nath is a Roots of Justice trainer. She has been living and working in New Orleans for the past eight years and loves being surrounded by water (the Bayou, the Lake, the river), by massive Oak trees, pelicans, and egrets, and by people who work passionately for a better world and who strive to live in Beloved Community with one another.

Yvonne Platts is a Roots of Justice trainer and an organizer in the Philadelphia area.

Mindy McGarrah Sharp is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ethics
Phillips Theological Seminary and author of Misunderstanding Stories: Toward a Postcolonial Pastoral Theology.

Tobin Miller Shearer is an associate professor of History at the University of Montana where he also directs the African-American Studies Program. A prolific author, his most recent book is Daily Demonstrators: The Civil Rights Movement in Mennonite Homes and Sanctuaries (Johns Hopkins: 2010). He is a co-founder of ROJ’s Damascus Road Antiracism Process.

The Rev. Caela Simmons Wood is pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Manhattan, Kansas. Pastor Caela is passionate about racial justice, LGBT rights, and gender equality. You can read her sermons at her blog.

Regina Shands Stoltzfus is a Roots of Justice trainer, doctoral candidate in theology at Chicago Theological Seminary, and former pastor. She teaches classes on race, violence, and peacemaking at Goshen College and is a co-founder of ROJ’s Damascus Road Antiracism Process.


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