By Brenda Salter McNeil

Archive Dive: Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil on All Shall Be Well

“What needs to be repaired? First we have to ask ourselves, 'What’s been broken?’” — Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

Listen in on our interview with Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, professor of reconciliation studies, as we discuss the complex work of pursuing racial justice and reconciliation in our world.

I’m a new host on this podcast, and as we transition into our upcoming season, I’ve been digging through our archives and reviewing some of my favorite conversations led by our previous host, Caroline Triscik. This summer, we are showcasing a few of those conversations here and I’m really excited to share them with you.

Let’s listen in on Caroline’s conversation with Dr. Brenda Salter-McNeil, professor and Christian leader and advocate for justice. This interview originally aired in August 2020, but it’s still very relevant today. I really loved listening again and hearing how Dr. Brenda describes her own experience in racial justice work as a journey, something that is still in progress rather than something that is completely finished. She talks candidly about the ways her own ideas have shifted and developed over the past several years, and she also offers some specific advice for women in academia. So have a listen! We’re so glad you’re here with us.

— Ann Boyd


You can listen on iTunes or at All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

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Photo by Magdalena from StockSnap.

About the Author

Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil is an Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies at Seattle Pacific University, directing the Reconciliation Studies program. She is also the Associate Pastor of Preaching and Reconciliation at Quest Church in Seattle. She is the author of Roadmap to Reconciliation 2.0, A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race (2008), and The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change (2005), coauthored with Rick Richardson. Her newest book Becoming Brave: Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now is available August 2020.

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