A broken criminal justice system that disproportionately targets Black and brown people – often ravaging communities of color  police shootings of unarmed Black civilians, and the systemic dehumanization of people of color in this country have all reached a fever pitch. This racial justice crisis requires leadership from the church. The killing of George Floyd by law enforcement ignited a movement in our nation and people of goodwill rose up and demanded a change.

Sojourners answered the clarion call to equip faith leaders to better respond to the current racial justice and racialized policing crisis in America. In partnership with Howard University School of Divinity, we have formed the Theology and Racialized Policing Certificate program co-led by Rev. Moya Harris and Dr. Harold Dean Trulear for pastors and next-generation faith leaders.

The Theology and Racialized Policing Certificate Program has equipped pastors, faith leaders, activists, and advocates from across the country with tools and resources to better enable them to thrive as leaders in their congregations and communities. We continue to build a network of leaders committed to placing pressure on public officials to enact changes that make Black and historically marginalized communities safer.

Clergy have a critical role to play in protecting the lives of those who are most impacted by the broken policing system and the fractured criminal justice system. Through this program we work to equip clergy to mobilize their faith communities and make a greater impact. If you’re interested in being a part of future cohorts, please fill out the form below. 

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