Little Rock: Judge Wendell Griffen
Judge (and pastor) Wendell Griffen speaks truth to power with clear, incisive language, the kind of words that raise howls of protest. But it’s not the racism and discrimination Griffen has faced all of his life that makes him controversial. It’s that he chooses not to live silently within the confines of American culture’s white, male, conservative rules about women, race and sexual orientation.
This series in the “Faith & Justice” project is part of the BNG Storytelling Projects initiative. In “Faith & Justice,” we tell the stories of the people and organizations that are helping to bend the “arc of moral justice” toward justice and transforming communities.
This series is written by Norman Jameson. Photos are by Brandon Markin.
In this series, we learn the complexity of Wendell Griffen – pastor, judge, activist, and agitator in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Additionally, we learn the history of New Millennium Church, a racially diverse church that occupies the campus where a Baptist pastor once proclaimed racist views.
View the photo gallery to see for yourself.
Seed money to launch our Storytelling Projects initiative and our initial series of projects has been provided through generous grants from the Christ Is Our Salvation Foundation and the Eula Mae and John Baugh Foundation. For information about underwriting opportunities for Storytelling Projects, contact David Wilkinson, BNG’s executive director and publisher, at [email protected] or 336.865.2688.