Regular Posts Tagged : ‘Count the Costs’
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Recognizing that the body of Christ is made up of members from every tongue, hue and culture, the Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) welcome you to our journey toward wholeness at God’s abundant table. As one of the four mission priorities of our Church, Reconciliation Ministry welcomes you to our intentional effort to become a Pro-Reconciling/Anti-Racist church – a church where the gifts of all of God’s children are honored and shared. To view how this […]

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Church Diversity: Sunday The Most Segregated Day of the Week, Scott Williams, former LifeChurch.tv campus pastor (New Leaf Publishing Group, 2011) Church Diversity is more than a book – it’s a movement of God, pastors, ministry leaders, volunteers, congregants, and the community. It’s about the Church changing its perspective to become part of a culture-changing and world-changing movement. A new and different future begins with the turning of these pages, taking this journey, and speaking the truth in this vital conversation: How […]

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by Mickey Noah ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)–”We all came over on different ships, but now we’re all in the same boat.” That’s what Chris McNairy, a leader on the North American Mission Board’s multiethnic mobilization team, told about 40 pastors and leaders at the 2011 Ethnic Leadership Summit at NAMB’s offices in Alpharetta, Ga. Twenty-seven Southern Baptist Convention ethnic fellowships and networks encompass an array of people groups: African, African American, Cambodian, Chinese, Deaf, Filipino, Greek, Ghanian, Haitian, Hispanic, Hmong, Hungarian, […]

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By BILL MAXWELL In a Fox News interview, Clinton made a point about presidential leadership, saying, “Dr. King’s dream began to be realized when President Lyndon Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It took a president to get it done.”Although the uproar caused by Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s comments about President Lyndon Johnson and slain civil rights legend Martin Luther King Jr. has disappeared from the front pages, a cautionary tale about black irrationality regarding race has […]

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In the linked article below, Christianity Today writer Edward Gilbreath examines why blacks are leaving evangelical ministries. Exit Interviews | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction. Edward Gilbreath is editor of Today’s Christian and author of Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity (InterVarsity, 2006), from which this article was adapted. Originally posted on January 15, 2007.

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by Wm. Dwight McKissic, Sr. The Southern Baptist Convention needs to call a solemn assembly and repent for passive and intentional acts of racism in SBC life since the ‘95 apology statement. I coincidently happened to see Frank Page at the Louisville Airport in June ’09 at the close of the Annual SBC meeting. This gave me an opportunity to respectfully point out to him that not one Black person was appointed to the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force at […]

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Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity, Edward Gilbreath (Ed. Urban Ministries & Christianity Today) Journalist Edward Gilbreath gives an insightful, honest picture of both the history and the present state of racial reconciliation in evangelical churches. He looks at a wide range of figures, such as Howard O. Jones, Tom Skinner, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Jesse Jackson and John Perkins. Charting progress as well as setbacks, his words offer encouragement for black evangelicals feeling alone, […]

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Jesus and the Disinherited, Howard Thurman (d.81 Dean Marsh Chapel Boston Univ., Chair H. Thurman Ed. Trust) In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981), the first black dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University and cofounder of the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples in San Francisco, California, the first inter-racially copastored church in America, demonstrates how the Gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. […]

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From the World Council of Churches Central Committee, Geneva, Switzerland  26 August – 3 September 2002 Racism as a concern of the ecumenical movement goes back to the World Missionary Conference, in Edinburgh 1910, where explicit references were made to racism. A special programmatic focus on the issue of racism dates from 1968, thirty-four years ago, when the IVth assembly of the WCC set its face decidedly against the scourge of racism and thus gave impetus to the creation of […]

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Overcoming racism and the need to focus attention on the life and dignity of its victims has been a major World Council of Churches concern for several decades. Regrettably, new forms of racism constantly emerge and racial violence is on the rise. In a series of articles, the WCC challenges the churches to address racism in their own structures and life, and draws on their work and experience in this struggle. www.oikoumene.org

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