While the North American church grapples with an eroding position of privilege in society, there is a liberating vision of church from the margins. Within this session, Liberating Church will define eight marks of liberating churches that were identified through research of antebellum hush harbors.
Hush harbors were the covert gatherings of enslaved Africans to worship and organize for change free from the surveillance of plantation Christianity. Within Liberating Church’s research, the marks of how antebellum hush harbors are being lived out now in several faith communities were explored. In this session, Liberating Church will offer a guide for anyone who wants to embrace innovative models for building spaces of faith and activism with structural critique and spiritual power.