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The R Word
The R Word
Every Monday in July 2022

The R Word is a limited-run podcast hosted by Lowell Taylor that explores reparations' role in racial, social and economic justice and the Christian Church, both historically and in the present day, and what paths are available for meaningful healing and reconciliation.

Latest Episodes
  • In the final episode of The R Word, we hear from Black Christian leaders Rev. Suzanne Bridges, Rev. Stephen Ivey, Dustin McGowan, and Chris Seawood, along with host Lowell Taylor, recorded at a live community conversation, Thursday, July 28th at The Historic St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville. This is Part 2 of a two-part episode.
  • In the final episode of The R Word, we hear from Black Christian leaders Rev. Suzanne Bridges, Rev. Stephen Ivey, Dustin McGowan and Chris Seawood, along with host Lowell Taylor, recorded at a live community conversation, Thursday, July 28th at The Historic St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville. This is the Part 1 of a two part episode.
  • On the third episode of The R Word, Lowell speaks with Jemar Tisby, founder of The Witness Foundation, on his two books, How to Fight Racism and The Compromise of Color: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism. Jemar speaks to the American Christian Church's history of complicity in racism, his call for Black Christians encountering racism within their own church to "Leave Loud," and how acting in the pursuit of Justice is what makes reconciliation and healing possible.
  • In Episode 2 of The R Word, Lowell talks with Greg Thompson, co-author of Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair. Greg discusses why reparations are necessary in racial, social and economic justice and healing and why the Christian Church plays an important role in leading the way.
  • The R Word is a limited-run podcast series hosted by Lowell Taylor exploring reparations' role in achieving racial, social and economic justice and the White Christian Church.