Patricia Raybon

Patricia Raybon

  • Patricia Raybon 
  • Newspaper columnist, writer and NPR commentator

 

In her award-winning book, My First White Friend, Patricia Raybon writes of the power of forgiveness as a force that can transform hate to love. Raybon understands forgiveness as a redemptive process for the person who forgives even when the injury to be forgiven is racial. She has written essays for The New York Times, Magazine, Guideposts, USA Today, and USA Weekend. She also contributes to National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition. She is Professor of Journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She will take the hard topic of race relations and apply the New Testament principle of forgiveness to move the race debate from one about blame to a conversation about building the road to reconciliation. This lecture is presented in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Presentations at Calvin University:

My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness
Part of the: January Series

Monday, January 15, 2001  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: The Woodrick Institute of Aquinas

Featured publication

My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness

My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness
by Patricia Raybon 
Penguin Books (June 1, 1997)

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