Books on Racial Reconciliation | ERLCIn my sermon this past weekend, I talked about three ways we can respond to the call for racial reconciliation: pray, pursue and persevere. I pray that you find these books to be helpful. I pray that, as you pursue growth in understanding and in your relationships, God might shape us all the more into what He has for us in this area. We look at issues of race and diversity throughout the Bible and consider how this topic is connected to the gospel. As believers, we engage in Black History Month as an opportunity to learn and celebrate the unique contributions of our African-American brothers and sisters in American culture and in the spread of Christianity.
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An eye-opening look inside the divisions, cliques, and conflicts of the church and the hidden reasons behind them. Charting progress as well as setbacks, his words offer encouragement for black evangelicals feeling alone, clarity for white evangelicals who want to understand more deeply, and fresh vision for all who want to move forward toward Christ's prayer "that all of them may be one. Emerson and Christian Smith probed the grassroots of white evangelical America. They found that despite recent efforts by the movement's leaders to address the problem of racial discrimination, evangelicals themselves seem to be preserving America's racial chasm. Emerson, George Yancey , and Chai Kim. Embracing urban and ethnic subcultures such as hip-hop, this book provides a rich mix of multi-ethnic church development, reconciliation theology, missional church thinking, and Christian community.
Considered one of the most racially segregated cities in America, more than 10, whites pushed them back in a scene perhaps reminiscent of the bloody day at the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma a few years earlier. For more days the dedicated black and white marchers protested, pushing on to symbolically insist on fair treatment and desegregation. For more days they were abused, pushed back, shot at with sniper fire, their NAACP headquarters burned, their clergy leaders arrested. Two hundred persistent days in a row! A lot was happening in , I know; I was just becoming interested in the world beyond my football practice, The Monkees , and church youth group. To not have heard about this amazing story of protest, racism, and the struggle for desegregation and justice is itself amazing, is it not? Have you heard of this epic slice of the civil rights story?
Despite years of talk about living in a post-racial America, this weekend's violence at the Charlottesville march was a deadly reminder that racism is still alive and well in the modern day United States — and always has been. With images of torch-bearing, weapon-wielding white supremacists, Neo-Nazis, and KKK members filling every television set across the country, it's becoming clear that unless we do something to stop it, the hate and violence emboldened by the current presidential administration will only get worse. A good first step to take? Educating yourself with these books on race all white people should read , because it is up to us to put an end to racism. When news of violence at the Aug. From Twitter to the five o'clock news, from Facebook feeds to the dinner tables across the country, white Americans displayed surprise that that kind of blatant hate, discrimination, and racism was still alive, even growing, in modern America.