White Fragility Is Real My Friends

Column by Rev. Deshna Charron Shine on July, 25 2019

This was a very challenging article to write and I am going to be super vulnerable with you all, so bear with me … and I invite you to join me in a brave conversation.

I recently heard this quote on the radio: “There’s only one thing more powerful than white fear and that’s white guilt.” That statement left me questioning for days. “Could that be true,” I wondered? What does my white fear look like? What does my white guilt look like?

On Celebrating my 40th Anniversary of Being the Bishop of Newark

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on June, 16 2016

It had the nature of a tribal gathering, or perhaps of “old-timers day” at Yankee Stadium. People came from across the nation and throughout the Diocese of Newark, which …