Reimagining Racial Reconciliation

The Distillery Season 4

What is the role of Christians as ambassadors of God’s ministry in the racial reconciliation movement? In this interview, Chanequa Walker-Barnes brings the voices of black women forward to map a journey of healing and salvation to help navigate the future God wants for us.

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Walker Barnes Chanequa


The Rev. Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes is an associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. She uses an interdisciplinary approach in her teaching and research, drawing upon pastoral theology, womanist/feminist theology, cultural studies and the social sciences. She is the author of the books, "Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength” and “I Bring the Voices of My People: A Womanist Vision for Racial Reconciliation.” 

She holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and African-American/African studies from Emory University; a master's and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami, and an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School. 

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Youth Minister at Busbridge and Hambledon Church, Surrey, U.K.

Antonin Ficatier, Class of 2016

“What I like about working in an international church is that I’m always reminded that I’m a foreigner, that the land is not mine and I’m just a passenger on this journey.”