Spit and Mud: The Messy Miracle of Seeing Christian Racism

October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 2020 11:30 am CST

Via Webcast | LIVE ONLINE

Understanding Privilege, Practicing Presence, & Embracing the Holy Work of Anti-Racism

For many of us, this year has pulled back the curtain on both white supremacy and the implicit racism that exists across our country. From police brutality exposed via camera phone to racial unrest alive in our neighborhoods, we feel heartbroken and angry. 

This isn’t a new problem. What we’re witnessing on the news and in our streets is the uncovering of unaddressed advantages and disadvantages that are woven into the very fabric of our culture.

It’s no longer enough to simply not be racist. We have to be actively anti-racist. Spit and Mud is designed with this work—to identify and fight racism in the church and build beloved community —at its core.


What You'll Gain

  • A deeper understanding of racism and social justice struggles in the U.S.

  • The ability to identify racism within your congregation and theology

  • Connection with other believers who are in the fight with you

  • A way of becoming active and engaged without centering whiteness in the story

  • Empathetic listening - so that you can hear and be heard

  • A theologically grounded framework for becoming anti-racist

“I wish every [leader] I know could experience this. This is one of the fundamental things the church needs to flourish at this time.”

- 2017-18 participant

How It Works

Join Rev. Dr. Fatimah Salleh and an engaged learning cohort live online every Wednesday (October 14 - November 4).

Tracing God’s Movement in Our Lives and Neighborhoods

Learn by Doing: Using Action Learning to Discover God’s Leading

Sharing Our Learning: Intentional Reflections on Our Actions

  • Participate in 4 one-hour webcast sessions

    Each Wednesday, from October 14 - November 4, join Fatimah live as she leads a journey into the work of identifying and addressing real-life issues of racism in our congregations and within our theology.

  • Open your heart and mind

    Through discussion, practice, confession, and lament, you (along with your small group and the group at large) will work together to open your hearts and minds as the knowledge of what real activism looks like takes shape.

  • Make meaningful connections with leaders like you

    You may be leading the charge of anti-racism in your congregation and that can feel isolating. The good news is you aren’t alone. Beloved community is about developing the relationships that hold us to the hard and complicated work before us.

Meet the Instructor


The rev. Dr. Fatimah Salleh

The Rev. Dr. Fatimah Salleh is a Brooklyn native and the oldest of seven children. Born to a Puerto-Rican and Malaysian mother and an African American father, Dr. Salleh has, in many ways, stood at the intersection of faith, tradition, and race for as long as she can remember. Dr. Salleh received her Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to that, she earned a Master’s in Public Communication from Syracuse University and a Master’s in Divinity from Duke University. As the founder of A Certain Work, Dr. Salleh leads an organization dedicated to educating on issues of faith, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is married to Eric Sorensen and they have four children.


Get access to the full course for just $55.

Tracing God’s Movement in Our Lives and Neighborhoods

Learn by Doing: Using Action Learning to Discover God’s Leading

Sharing Our Learning: Intentional Reflections on Our Actions

  • Four live webcasts

  • On-demand replay of the entire course

  • Break-out groups for discussion, connection, and sharing

  • Impactful exercises and reflective assignments