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Lucas Johnson
Lucas Johnson

Lucas Johnson is a writer and 21st century freedom fighter who believes deeply in the need for healing and reconciliation in the world. He lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he serves as the coordinator of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), the world’s oldest interfaith peace organization. Based in Europe, he remains connected to social movements in the U.S. and travels frequently in support of nonviolent movements around the world.

Lucas earned his M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology in 2010. He was ordained as minister in the American Baptist Churches by Oakhurst Baptist Church. From 2010–2014, Lucas worked closely with the veteran civil and human rights activist, Vincent Gordon Harding. Mentored by veterans of the civil rights movement and shaped by his experiences growing up black and queer, Lucas is deeply committed to the global struggle for freedom and dignity. He believes that struggle is both material and spiritual.

Our Elders Didn’t Fail Us

The change we work to affect is an intergenerational pursuit — one that calls us to courage, commitment, and community with one another, as well as those who came before us. Lucas Johnson honors the radical hope of the leaders of the black freedom struggle.

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Our Elders Didn’t Fail Us

Uncle Vincent, A Man Who Could See

A young preacher remembers the legendary Vincent Harding and “his gift of sight to help us see ourselves and each other.”

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