LYDN: Opposing white supremacy

Love Your Damn Neighbor (LYDN): Seeking Liberation from White Supremacy is a collection of small groups put together to do the inner work of prayer, listening and meditation to understand our complacency and complicacy in the system of white supremacy in the United States. 

More than 50 people are participating in this inner work – learning through books and other media, engaging in conversation, performing spiritual disciplines, journaling and reflecting on dismantling white supremacy as part of our Christian discipleship. It is something our Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) siblings in Christ have been asking us to do for a very long time.

Latest LYDN news:

  • Linnentown activist and Athens Reparations Action table at Methodist Annual Conference
    Familiar stories will be featured at the Classic Center starting Thursday at Annual Conference when United Methodist clergy and lay delegates from the North Georgia Conference gather in Athens for three days of worship and decision-making. Hattie Thomas Whitehead, consultant to Oconee Street UMC and local author, will have a table featuring her memoir “Giving … Read more
  • A few recommendations for Black History Month
    The LYDN initiative has curated a list of resources and continues to add books, podcasts, lectures and other media that explore racism and white supremacy in America’s history and culture. Some of the featured resources include:  Seeing White – Just what is going on with white people? (series)Ibram X. Kendi, the anti-racist activist and author … Read more
  • LYDN groups launching another small group season
    Returning and new Love Your Damn Neighbor (LYDN groups) will hold a virtual gathering on Feb. 28 as they begin another season of the inner work to dismantle white supremacy.  The meeting will be on Sunday, Feb 28, 7-8 p.m. and is for all LYDNers, whether they joined us last fall or this spring now. The … Read more