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Racism

A quiet dinner at a Chinese buffet was shattered by a foul-mouthed woman shouting racial slurs at eight Muslim women. The scary part? A restaurant full of patrons continued to eat their dinners without coming to the women’s defense. […] Read More

The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till shocked our nation. It shouldn’t have happened; it should never happen again. And yet African Americans continue to be lynched, from the Eric Garners to the Trayvon Martins. […] Read More

White Christians have played an undeniable role in the perpetuation of slavery and other structures that have kept black people in bondage. It’s time to step out of our silence that continues to perpetuate the status quo. […] Read More

African Americans die while in police custody. A culture of sexual harassment and assault runs rampant. Yet the North American church remains silent and sacrifices its prophetic witness. So society marches on without them. […] Read More

As a teenager, Carolyn McKinstry survived the bomb that went off in 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. Today, she combats racism by following her calling to reconciliation and forgiveness. […] Read More

As we focus on Christian nationalism, it’s also vital to confront our Christian privilege. Like white privilege, it’s hard for Christians to see their Christian privilege. Like the air we breathe, we don’t see it or think about it. […] Read More

Christian nationalism threatens religious freedom for all. While it has ebbed and flowed over many decades, we seem to be stuck at high tide now. And you can get involved to counter the dangerous threat of Christian nationalism. […] Read More

If we fully understood race and not just racism, prejudice or stereotypes, we would not want it. We would not claim a race and would not want race to claim us. So why do we have such a difficult time leaving race behind? […] Read More

In the United Kingdom and United States, certain politicians seek – or hold – the highest office in the land while making statements designed to attract attention and appear to be on the side of ordinary folks. Or am I being paranoid? […] Read More

How should we react to the president’s racist tweets? Repeatedly, we discover Jesus combating myopic and hateful attitudes. Through words and actions, Jesus offers an example of how to conqueror bigotry, xenophobia and racism. […] Read More