Race in the Age of Trump: Can Brain Science Help Us Out?
April 06, 2018
Hurt people hurt people. Injured souls injure souls. Racism, ethnic hatred, and religious warfare could not take hold within us if our hearts were not already broken and turned outward seeking revenge.
“Race in the Age of Trump” traces the history of racial identity-formation in America, showing “how racial identities were ‘inven... Continue reading
A special presentation by Rev. Dr. Thandeka in memory of Jaak Panksepp
The lecture provides an alternative to shame- and blame-based anti-racism programs. Insights from the brain science of emotions will be used for constructing New Race Work in the Age of Trump.
Watch the Blackbird
March 21, 2018
Racism is one of America’s most effective distractions for keeping our country divided against itself. President Trump made this deadly game of distraction evident when he linked the school shootings in Parkland, Fl., to the “Obama-era guidance aimed at ensuring school districts aren’t discriminating against students while disciplining them... Continue reading
Racism is one of America’s most effective distractions
The brain science behind this “new science of political emotions” was invented by political scientists who argued that voters may forget the information they initially learned about the candidate, but they will hold onto their emotional attitudes.
It Takes a Community
March 17, 2018
Hurt people hurt people. Injured souls injure souls. We are a brokenhearted people.
Racism, ethnic hatred, and religious warfare could not take hold within us if our hearts were not already broken and turned outward seeking revenge.
We can learn to love instead of hate only if we hav... Continue reading
A path to freedom lies within our reach
Meet up and form a Love Beyond Belief™ community where music and words combine to rock souls, nurture hearts, and clarify minds.
Thandeka is Visiting Professor at Andover Newton Theological School
December 30, 2014
Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sarah B. Drummond is pleased to announce that Thandeka is serving Andover Newton in the spring semester of 2015 as Visiting Professor of Affective Theological Studies. She is teaching the core Introduction to Christian Ethics Thursday mornings and offers an elective on Theology and Emot... Continue reading
During the Spring Semester of 2015
Thandeka is helping advance the School’s grant-funded initiative to integrate science into the core curriculum.