Religious Identity Hiding under the Cloak of White Fragility -- Sightings (Zach Parris)
Do we choose our religious identity? Or is it a given, a cultural given, mind you, but a given nonetheless? That is the question raised in this very interesting piece by Zach Parris, a Lutheran campus minister at the University of Colorado. Is it possible that the idea of being a "none," is really a sign of being formed by White Protestantism? Could it be that our desire to declare our choice is really a cover for white fragility? The questions emerged out of a visit to the campus by Eboo Patel, a Muslim interfaith leader. The article is intriguing, and I'm wondering what you think about the premise?!