When working to undo one type of oppression, activists often see how other types of oppression intersect.
Nekeisha Alayna Alexis is an Anabaptist scholar whose writing addresses issues of justice for both human and animals. In this conversation, she describes how her conviction to nonviolence evolved into her interest in co-liberation with animals and becoming a vegan. She also discusses her role in leading anti-racism efforts within the context of a seminary and why joy is at the foundation of her work.
Topics and resources discussed in this episode:
- Jesus Radicals
- Convincing Christians: On the work of animal liberation in the name of Jesus by Nekeisha Alayna Alexis
- Disturbing Animals in a Christian Perspective: Re/Considering Sacrifice, Incarnation and Divine Animality by Nekeisha Alayna Alexis
Nekeisha Alayna Alexis is the Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism (ICUR) coordinator at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, IN, where she leads a team of teaching faculty, administrators and students to build intercultural competence throughout the institution. As an independent scholar focused on issues of human and other animal oppression, she writes and speaks extensively in the areas of Christian theology and ethics, critical animal studies, and related issues.
Ellie Roscher is a writer, theology teacher, and host of the Unlikely Conversations podcast. She is a board member at the Collegeville Institute and the author of 12 Tiny Things, Play Like a Girl, and How Coffee Saved My Life. Ellie holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in Theology from Luther Seminary. She lives in Minneapolis with her spouse and sons. Follow Ellie on social media at @ellieroscher [Twitter, Instagram, Facebook].