We’re sharing this special message in response to the events in our country and community in the past couple of weeks. Injustice is heartbreaking. Silence and inaction are not an option when those we love are hurting. Please take a few minutes to watch and then join us in seeking God’s leading through prayer and action.
With thanks to Converge President Scott Ridout and Pastor Jason Strand for helping shape these thoughts.
RESOURCES FOR THE JOURNEY
Below are some resources to learn more about racial reconciliation and healing. This list is by no means exhaustive, as we know there are specific histories and experiences not included. We have much yet to learn and this is only a start. For those of us in particular who are new to the lifelong journey, we want to collectively slow down, humble ourselves before the Lord, listen, and learn. Learn from these books, articles, and films as you discover more about the Black and Brown experience in America. Listen to voices of color as they share the ways in which we can all contribute to bearing witness to God’s very good creation and participating in his renewal of all things.
These resources come from a variety of perspectives. Approach them with an ear to hear, and then discern what is godly, wise, and true.
Reading, listening, learning, reflecting – all are helpful. It’s also good to act justly, build relationships, and keep the conversation going. Let’s do our part.