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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.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

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  • GLJ
  • NYC, NY
  • 09-01-18

Passionate & practical call to speak up

Khang provides a strong call for people — particularly women and people of color, who often are told to say silent — to speak up in person and on line. She reflects on how the stories of Esther and Moses show the journey from silence to speaking up. And she ties the call to a Gospel vision of what society should be like. It’s particularly cool hat she’s using her own voice to narrate this book