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A Journey Into the Heart of
Racial Justice and Healing

 Jesus and Justice 

" A Gospel that (re)conciles people to God but not to each other CANNOT be the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

-Spencer Perkins

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We are at a tipping point in history. 

You know change needs to happen and you know you're meant to be part of it.

Yet you keep finding yourself in spaces and conversations that
do not satisfy the hunger to see change happen.

I've been there.

Do you know the
layers of trauma from living in a racialized society are carried in your physical body?

Those generations of trauma living in your body 
sabotage your efforts to be an effective change-maker!

In fact, that living trauma sabotages your ability to thrive, to build relationships, and live in the fullness of who you were made to be.  

This is why
Healing is Resistance!

At the center of mobilizing for real change must also be the sacred journey of healing.

As we are equipped, as we are mobilized, as we strategize...  we must also heal.

There are very few spaces skilled and committed to doing all four.

You just found one.

Welcome Home


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While we have our eyes on the future, History has its eyes on us.

This is the era of just redemption..."

- Amanda Gormon

Gigi Khanyezi 


After doing the work of racial justice and healing for twenty years as a Brazilian woman of color activist in the U.S., and ten years in Soweto, South Africa perceived to be white,


Gigi created The Jesus and Justice Village to be a safe, majority-BIPOC, beloved community for people like you to be healed, equipped, and mobilized in Gospel-centered justice.

10 Week Course and
Life-long Beloved Community

My work in faith-based racial justice and healing has taken me around the world, fueled by the question of, "What does it take to bring real change?"


At the center of bringing real change toward justice is communityGenuine community.  


I've condensed my life's work on racial justice and healing into a ten-week small group coursewhich is the entry point into our lifetime private community It integrates three primary lenses:

  • A thorough Biblical framework Learning a decolonized, systematic theology of justice, which unveils the true Jesus of Nazareth and compels us from the inside out.

  • Healing Intergenerational Trauma - The impact of a racialized society on our mental health​​ and the science of intergenerational trauma.  The trauma we carry in our bodies sabotages our capacity to be effective change-makers.  In this space we heal it.

  • The History of Race - Learning how, when, why the construct of race was strategically created so we can understand how to dismantle it today.

The Jesus and Justice Course is a life changing, soul awakening, mind shifting course.  It forever changed my life.

Lauren Whitney, 
Actress, Activist, Entrepreneur, Mom


As a Black woman, a
Black mother to a Black Boy... an actress and activist, 
I have carried so much generational
trauma, weight, and internalized racism.

Jesus and Justice forever changed my life!  The intergenerational healing moved me forward and understanding God’s heart for Justice unlocked my purpose.  "

- Lauryn

Brief Testimonials

From Course Alumni


 Jesus and Justice was one of the most organic/living courses I have ever taken.  Transformation and freedom are happening!"

- Mattie

I took Jesus and Justice in a time when I was drowning in pain and questioning everything “Christian”. This group was truly a healing process for me. I am forever grateful. "

- Jodi


A Deeper Glimpse into the Course and Community
Registration Now Open:
Next Cohort Begins April 10, 2023

(Only 12 Spots Available)
  • Healing racial trauma
  • Systematic Biblical framework: The call to justice and Equity
  • Decolonizing your faith
  • Healing the distortions to your identity
  • Majority BIPOC
  • A safe space - Trauma-informed and strengths-based
  • The impact of a racialized society on your mental health
  • We center marginalized voices
  • History - when, why was the construct of race created
  • TRUE Biblical "reconciliation;" it's not what you think!
  • Healing Intergenerational trauma
  • Decolonizing your reading of scripture
  • Navigating and influencing in a race-based world
  • Long term, private community of change-makers
  • Small Group
  • Online
  • Live

The Jesus and Justice Village

We are a majority-BIPoC, trauma-informed community that is healing together, learning together, and mobilizing together.

Our life-changing course is the entry point into this Beloved Community. 

You are not alone in your desire to see change!


You need a community to anchor you that loves Jesus, centers justice, and centers marginalized voices.

There is a Gospel-centered model
that brings real change and real hope.

IMAGINE  having the hard conversations around racial justice without the dread, shame, anxiety, because the poison of triggers are removed

IMAGINE  having a clear Biblical framework for JUSTICE spanning from Genesis to Revelation to draw on. 


IMAGINE  having a clear knowledge of the history of race, why it was created, and how it impacts society today. 


IMAGINE  understanding the intersection of seeking justice with forgiveness and "loving your enemy"


There is healing for the ongoing racial trauma  and the pervasive shame that comes with it.

There is an understanding of how this racial trauma is passed down through generations and how to break the cycle. 

And there is the Biblical model which validates that trauma and reveals the God who experienced it Himself, even to the point of being killed.

Are You Tired of being​


  • Shamed?
  • Demoralized?
  • Gaslit?
  • Dismissed?
  • Confused About the Way Forward?


When we recognize the context in which Jesus lived and

how he engaged with it, we are given a powerful charge for how our faith is meant to engage the inequity that surrounds us.

There is also an uprooting of white shame with a seat at the table for justice and (re)conciliation.

It takes the gritty internal work of deconstructing and reconstructing, reframing and decolonizing...

Of having the scales of privilege fall from your eyes, taking you from the injustice-laden faith we inherited to that of the historical Jesus we follow.

That space is here,
in this community,
in this live course

Change starts with YOU AND ME deciding not to take a post on the sidelines!

Here's a glimpse into my story
and the course itself:

Meet Gigi


Gigi is a trailblazer and a cultural architect who integrates theology, sociology, and neuroscience to create beloved community.  She is one who challenges, heals, and equips Christian communities to be on the front lines of racial equity and she facilitates the healing of intergenerational racial trauma so that it can be possible.  

After 30 years in the US as a woman of color activist, she relocated to Soweto, South Africa for ten years, where she was considered white!  Those years greatly impacted her ideas about "reconciliation" and justice.  Also during these years she fostered and adopted two precious little souls whom she named Jericho and Judah.  They are the light of her life!

Though her most important equipping and training came from the streets of E. Oakland and Soweto, she is also indebted to the formal institutions which bestowed her tertiary degrees: 

  • Doctoral student at Howard University School of Divinity 

  • M.Div. with an emphasis in Intercultural Ministry; Denver Seminary.

  • BA in Sociology and African & African American Studies;  UC Davis

Gigi is currently a Doctoral student at Howard University School of Divinity where she is integrating the healing of intergenerational, collective racial trauma with justice-centered theology.

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