Episode 8: Pastor and activist Melissa Florer-Bixler, author of How to Have an Enemy
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Here in the 8th episode of Madang, I talk with pastor and activist Melissa Florer-Bixler. Florer-Bixler is the pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church, and a graduate of Duke University and Princeton Theological Seminary. She is chair of L’Arche North Carolina and a steering committee member in broad-based organizing in her county. She writes for Sojourners, Faith and Leadership and Anabaptist Vision. She is the author of 2 books, the latest How to Have an Enemy (Herald Press, 2021). She has an active online presence and can be found on most social networks via @MelissaFloBix.
In this episode we talk about L’Arche North Carolina, anti-Black racism, defunding the police, holy anger, Mary the first priest, Whiteness, White Supremacy, and more.