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RACE, RELIGION & RESISTANCE, a CBS Interfaith Special, looks at the root causes of racism and the ways in which people of faith are working to redeem the soul of America. This special broadcast will air Sunday, April 1 (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network.

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove discusses how, since the country’s inception, Christianity has been used to justify racism and the sin of white supremacy. He is a speaker, activist and author of Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion.

Kaitlin Curtice is a Native American Christian speaker and author of Glory Happening. Though her father was Potawatomi and her mother was a non-Native Christian, she was raised in the church but had little connection to her indigenous identity until now. As she works to decolonize her faith, Curtice hopes her own story can act as a bridge between indigenous voices from both inside and outside the church.

Rev. Nancy Frausto is associate rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Long Beach, Calif. St. Luke’s is a multi-racial congregation that is providing support and sanctuary to those directly affected by the immigration policies put forward by the current administration. While Frausto serves as a pastor, she is also a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient, and her status is uncertain, even while she ministers to her community.

The Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor, bishop coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, speaks of the immigration challenges facing religious institutions in the current political climate.

John P. Blessington is senior executive producer and Liz Kineke is producer. In creating the topics and content for this series, they sought input from religious scholars, clergy and others including Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Islamic, Sikh and various interfaith organizations.

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