Regular Posts Tagged : ‘Spiritual Unity and Cultural Understanding’
6 years, 4 months ago 0

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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6 years, 6 months ago 0

PHOENIX (BP)–If Southern Baptists are going to fulfill their God-given mission in a lost world, they must deal with fragmentation and self-centeredness and recommit themselves to gratitude, trust, unified ministry and honesty, messengers were told during the opening session of the SBC annual meeting June 14. “We have been headed in the wrong direction, in several ways,” said Frank Page, SBC Executive Committee president, during the EC’s report to the convention. “Our convention is fracturing into various groups, some theological, […]

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6 years, 6 months ago 0

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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6 years, 6 months ago 0

by DAVE MILLER I received an email from someone who was “in the know” relative to some of the decisions that I have been critical of here.  I’ll call him Jason Bourne (Obviously, NOT his real name).  He responded in a reasoned and forthright way to some of the comments that I (and others) have made here about Dwight McKissic’s motion about racism in the SBC. It is really important to see all sides of things.  Jason gently shared a different […]

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6 years, 7 months ago 0

By Norman Jameson ATLANTA (ABP) — Two men who have been in the fray a long time believe race relations have improved in the U.S. 150 years after the start of the Civil War — at least enough to justify encouragement. Carroll Baltimore, president of the 2-million member Progressive National Baptist Convention, is committed to cultural diversity and appointed a commission on race relations. (Photo by Norman Jameson) Carroll Baltimore, president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention grew up using […]

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6 years, 8 months ago 0

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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6 years, 8 months ago 0

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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Seek to Understand
6 years, 10 months ago 0

    Social, cultural and political information which will set a context for conversations about issues of race and reconciliation  

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