Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up
:You have a voice. And you have God's permission to use it. In some communities, certain voices are amplified and elevated while others are erased and suppressed. It can be hard to speak up, especially in the ugliness of social...
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:You have a voice. And you have God's permission to use it. In some communities, certain voices are amplified and elevated while others are erased and suppressed. It can be hard to speak up, especially in the ugliness of social media. Power dynamics keep us silent and marginalized, especially when race, ethnicity, and gender are factors. What can we do about it? Activist Kathy Khang roots our voice and identity in the image of God. Because God created us in our ethnicity and gender, our voice is uniquely expressed through the totality of who we are. We are created to speak, and we can both speak up for ourselves and speak out on behalf of others. Khang offers insights from faithful heroes who raised their voices for the sake of God's justice, and she shows how we can do the same today, in person, in social media, in organizations, and in the public square. Be silent no more. If you have wondered when and how to speak, hear God's invitation to you to find and steward your authentic voice, whether in word or deed, to communicate the good news in a messed-up world. As you discern God's voice calling you to speak, you will discover how your voice sounds as you express God's heart to others. And the world will hear you loud and clear.
Kathy Khang is the IVCF Area Director for Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
- :introduction: The Risk Of Silence Versus The Risk Of Raising Your Voice
- <strong>part I: Why We Stay Silent</strong>
- 1. Seen But Not Heard
- 2. Who Am I? How <em>imago Dei</em> Gives Us Agency And A Voice
- 3. Learning To Speak
- 4. Fear And Failure
- <strong>part Ii: How To Speak Up</strong>
- 5. Irl (in Real Life)
- 6. When You Post It: Everyone And No One Will Care
- 7. Everyone Has A Part
- Discussion Questions