God is not glorified by your chronic exhaustion

By Lisa Anderson

“God is not glorified by your chronic exhaustion.”

So often, Black women of faith and moral courage find their capacity to believe themselves worthy of the kind of radical self-care and concern undercut by sexist interpretations of sacred texts. Listen to the Rev. Kanyere Eaton, pastor of Fellowship Covenant Church in Bronx, New York, provide a powerful alternative to these centuries old misreadings in her remarks after being honored at Auburn’s 2012 Lives of Commitment Awards.

The story Rev. Eaton tells at the 5:30 mark has left a long-lasting impression on all who listened that day. Her words are full of humor, longing, love, and the spirit!

Lisa Anderson is the Vice President of Intersectional Engagement and Strategic Convening at Auburn, and the Founding Director of the Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle. Which Voices leave you wanting to hear more? Email us ideas for interviews at [email protected].

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