Race and Place
How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation
By David P. Leong
2017 · Paperback / Softback Trade paperback
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Geography matters. We long for diverse, thriving neighborhoods and churches, yet racial injustices persist. Why? Because geographic structures and systems create barriers to reconciliation and prevent the flourishing of our communities. Race and Place reveals the profound ways in which these geographic forces and structures sustain the divisions among us. Urban missiologist David Leong, who resides in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country, unpacks the systemic challenges that are rarely addressed in the conversation about racial justice. The evening news may deliver story after story that cause us to despair. But Leong envisions a future of belonging and hope in our streets, towns, cities, and churches. A discussion about race needs to go hand in hand with a discussion about place. This book is a welcome addition to a conversation that needs to include both.
Width: 13.97 cm
Height: 20.95 cm
# of Pages: 224
Binding: Paperback / Softback Trade paperback
BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues
, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
David P. Leong
DAVID P. LEONG (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor of missiology at Seattle Pacific University and Seminary, where he also serves as the director of the global and urban ministry minor. He previously served in churches in urban Seattle through ministries focused on community groups and neighborhood involvement.