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Racism

To help learn the lessons from one of America’s worst domestic terrorist attacks, Second Baptist Church of Little Rock, Arkansas, placed 237 crosses on its lawn to remember the 100-year-old Elaine Massacre. […] Read More

Educating Christians about racial justice is one of the most important tasks in the life of the white American church. It’s not good enough to be ‘not racist,’ a claim signifying neutrality. The church must be anti-racist. […] Read More

It was an unforgettable week filled with prophetic preaching, informative panel discussions, interactive small groups and powerful praise and worship. As the geese honked during my meditations, the Spirit gave me 4 lessons. […] Read More

A white police officer, convicted of killing a black man in his own home, is sentenced to 10 years. A deputy, who is a Sikh believer, is gunned down during a traffic stop. Am I naïve to think racial justice in the US is improving? […] Read More

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