Today is a very special episode, as we look back on the tremendous contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, how he would feel about the changes we have made, and the current state of America 60 years later. Our expert guest is Dr. R. Neil Siler, who...
Dr. R. Neal Siler is pastor emeritus of the First Shiloh Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, VA. He is a clinician, spiritual director, and founder of The Healing Place Center for Counseling and Spiritual Formation. He is a University and Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, the Director of the Spiritual Direction Program and Director of D.E.I. Initiatives for Healing Care Ministries in Ashland, Ohio. He is a contributing author to UMI’s Pastor’s Precepts Commentary, the author of How I Got Over: Healing for the African American Soul and several other books and small group curricula. Much of his work focuses on the psychological and systemic issues that create pain and brokenness for African Americans and marginalized people. His wife Dr. Sharon E. Siler serves alongside him in ministry, and they delight in sharing life with two children, their spouses, and three grandchildren.
This episode with Dr. Siler is a much needed conversation about the state of our nation, while serving up a message of hope as we build a more equitable humanity.
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In this episode you’ll hear:
Links & Resources:
The Healing Place Center for Counseling and Spiritual Formation Contact #: 804-277-3831
Dr. Siler’s Book, How I Got Over: Healing for the African American Soul
I Have A Dream Speech (Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963):
American Public Health Association Documentary, Racism is a Public Health Crisis: https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/health-equity/racism-and-health/racism-declarations
Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement by Devery S. Anderson
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson