Race and Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation
Author: David P. Leong
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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.
Urban missiologist David Leong reveals the profound ways in which these geographic forces and structures sustain the divisions among us in Race & Place. 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.
Despite the despair inducing evening news stories with which we are so often confronted, Leong forwards his vision for 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.
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