As people who seek to follow Jesus, we cannot ignore the racial realities in our relationships and communities. We want easy answers and quick fixes but that's not how God intends for us to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr. day is not a “Black” holiday. It is a day to affirm the dignity of all people. It is a day to remember the example of King – a drum major for justice.
A couple of weeks ago, leaders of Christian Reformed Church ministries issued a Statement on Racism to all pastors in the denomination. Let's have a conversation about the Statement, and the topic it addresses.
With the recent note on race relations put out by CRC Staff we need this article to show up in this section so we can respond or comment.
World Communion Sunday is October 2! Attached to this post you'll find prayers, litanies, and much more to use or adapt for your worship setting.
Every year churches across the CRC celebrate All Nations Heritage Sunday using worship resources from Race Relations. Last year almost 20,000 bulletin inserts and covers were ordered! Join us in the celebration.
Racism is not part of God’s grand design. Human beings are the architects of racism. However, through Jesus Christ, God is reconciling us to Himself, and to each other, rebuilding what we destroyed.
I want us to wrestle with conversations that may be difficult. I want us to enter together into the beautiful mess of reconciliation. I want us to have a candid conversation, as family, about race.
The same power that rose Jesus from the grave and caused his resurrection is at work in the surrendered hearts of the believers who live for racial healing and justice in our world today.
In his article "Through African Eyes" http://www.firstthings.com/article/2015/10/through-african-eyes
John Azumah, professor of World Christianity and Islam at Columbia Theological Seminary.relates how North American churches can embody cultural imperialism with a very paternalistic...
In this interactive webinar, four panelists give their Top 5 Lists, from four different perspectives, for becoming more hospitable and loving in a diverse world.
November is Native American Heritage Month. Interested in celebrating it at your church? We've put together free worship materials for you to use!
In the wake of the Charleston shooting, many parents are wondering, "How can I talk with my kids about this? How much can they handle? How soon?"
Lamenting is painful and there's nothing "dignified" or "pretty" about it. The Church needs to face the reality of racism in America and to join others in crying out to our Lord for deliverance.
Prejudice has a long shelf life. Chances are that you (and I) keep prejudice neatly tucked away under the cover of noble virtues, traditions or plain thoughtlessness.
This article was printed on the front page (Friday, December 27, 2014) in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel newspaper. It is a great testimony of racial reconciliation and on what God is doing through the Body of Christ at Community CRC.
It has been impossible not to hear of several tragic incidents of death of black men during confrontations with police. I have been struck and saddened by the deaths of people I did not know...
This litany celebrates our unity in Christ through words and through the action of weaving ribbons into loose fabric, creating a wonderfully diverse tapestry.
What this wonderful little book does is introduce Anglos to the history and the life and the personality of the whole catalog of ethnics we sometimes impolitely gang together under titles like Latina/os and Hispanics.
Last week, a colleague sent me a link to a blog post entitled "How Support Raising Keeps Parachurch Ministries White" (read it here http://ministerdifferent.com/support-raising-white). The piece contributes to ongoing conversations we have been having at the denomination's global missions...
What is being done to address issue of black mobs involved in the so-called knock-out game, which typically involved black youth attacking innocent whites or asians. http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/fox-launches-full-frontal-assault-on-black-mobs/
Where is the mainstream media outrage? Can...
This webinar was recorded on: Wed, 10/30/2013 This webinar will outline the key skill areas of cultural intelligence and explore how CQ can help us engage across cultural lines for more effective ministry within our congregations and the communities we serve.
"Exploring Cultural Intelligence" will be presented by Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim (designer and facilitator of the “Building Your Cultural Intelligence” workshop) on October 30. This free, one-hour webinar will outline the key skill areas of cultural intelligence and explore how Cultural...
Last week the Office of Race Relations was made aware of this comment, and felt compelled to bring forth this topic for discussion and dialogue.
[Posted on Wed, 09/11/2013 at 8:03pm EST as a reply to the first comment]
"the reason why the CRC was "...