In May 2017, Cleran Hollancid posted an 8-part Adventist Today series on racial justice and reconciliation. I appreciated Cleran's voice on the Compass conversations (It Is Time to Talk, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3*), and I enjoyed seeing him again at Repairing the Breach after meeting him several years earlier. While at Repairing the Breach, he told me about his series of articles that would be posted on AToday.
Cleran's bio on the AToday series reads:
Cleran L. Hollancid is a life-long Adventist who belongs to a congregation in Michigan. He is a PhD candidate in the sociology of religion at Western Michigan University. His research has focused on racial segregation in the Adventist Church in the United States of America. He completed a BA in theology at Caribbean Union College, the Master of Divinity in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, an MA in anthropology and an MA in sociology at Wayne State University. Is an adjunct professor in the Religious Studies Program at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan. The purpose of this eight-part series is to offer beginning steps toward racial reconciliation in the Adventist faith community.
Here are links to the eight essays:
- Race in Society and Religion: Its Implications and Its Long Shadow (Cleran Hollancid, Adv Today, 22 May 2017)
- The Notion of Race in Light of History, Current Events and Comparative Religious Outlooks (Cleran Hollancid, Adv Today, 23 May 2017)
- Legacy of Race: Implications and Historical Considerations in Adventist Culture (Cleran Hollancid, Adv Today, 25 May 2017)
- More about the Legacy of Race in Seventh-day Adventist Culture (Cleran Hollancid, Adv Today, 26 May 2017)
- More about the Legacy of Race in Seventh-day Adventist Culture (Cleran Hollancid, Adv Today, 29 May 2017)
- Progress in the Twenty-first Century? (Cleran Hollancid, Adv Today, 7 June 2017)
- Moving Forward: Considerations for Adventists (Cleran Hollancid, Adv Today, 11 June 2017)
- Summary and Steps toward a New Beginning (Cleran Hollancid, 12 June 2017)