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Trump Says He Supports ‘Peaceful Protests for Racial Justice’ and Doesn’t Back Confederate Statues

Trump Says He Supports 'Peaceful Protests for Racial Justice' and Doesn't Back Confederate Statues President Trump says in a new interview with the Washington Post that hes not defending confederate memorials and that he supports peaceful protests for racial injustice.He also rejected the charge hes promoting hate: The real hate is the hate... Read more

An Open Letter to the Pastor Desiring Racial Reconciliation in the Church

This article is part of the Open Letters series. Dear Pastor, Im sure you know that the seventh chapter of Revelation envisions redemption culminating with people from every tribe, nation, and tongue standing before our resurrected savior (Rev. 7:9-11). Imagine a sea of faces with varying shades of ethnicity: African, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, European,... Read more

The Disregarded Door to Racial Reconciliation

Humanity has a deeply rooted desire for peace. Vocalists sing about it. Poets express their longing for it. Nations fight wars to secure it. Yet establishing peace between individuals, communities, and nations often seems like an elusive dream. It’s so difficult to achieve, in fact, that we can be fooled into believing we have peace... Read more

Wheaton College Dismisses Chaplain Due to Comments of ‘Racial and Sexual Nature’

Wheaton College Dismisses Chaplain Due to Comments of 'Racial and Sexual Nature' Wheaton College said Friday it had dismissed its chaplain due to inappropriate comments and actions of a racial and sexual nature.Wheaton College President Philip Ryken said in a Friday email to the college community that chaplain Timothy Blackmon had been dismissed... Read more

White Christians and Racial Justice: Prioritizing Christian Ethics Over Political and Media Alliances | RELEVANT Magazine

Our alliances matter. In recent history, there might not be a more critical moment for considering our alliances. Wisdom is not needed to make sense out of a clear right or wrong but rather it is most precious when discerning thorny and layered matters. The inclination to seek out sources that are echoing our... Read more

Next Steps: A Night of Lament for Racial Justice The Gospel Coalition

Thank you for joining us for A Night of Lament for Racial Justice. Calling out to God in lament is a vital response to racial justice. Prayer moves the hand of God—and seeking his mercy, wisdom, healing, and help undergirds all our efforts. We must pray for racial justice, but it is not all that... Read more

VeggieTales creator condemns racial inequality in America in viral video

Phil Vischer said the racial inequality that exists today "didn't just happen"The creator of VeggieTales has gone viral after releasing a video in which he highlights the racial discrimination and social and economic disparity that continues to be experienced by black Americans 150 years after the end of slavery. Phil Vischer, who voices Bob the Tomato... Read more

How 5 Pastors are Working on Racial Injustice

When Breonna Taylor was shot by police who burst into her home unannounced in the middle of the night, pastor Deryk Hayes heard the shots. I looked out my bedroom window and saw the police lights and sirens, he said. Hed only been in Louisville a few months, pastoring a largely African American church in... Read more

Tony Evans: ‘Failure of the Church’ Has Led to America’s Current Racial Problem

Tony Evans: 'Failure of the Church' Has Led to America's Current Racial Problem Texas pastor Tony Evans says churches have an obligation to help fix the current divide in America because churches stood on the wrong side of multiple issues of race during the past 200 years.Evans made the comments this month to... Read more

Greg Laurie, Sen. Tim Scott Encourage Nation to Find ‘God Solution’ for Racial Reconciliation

Greg Laurie, Sen. Tim Scott Encourage Nation to Find 'God Solution' for Racial Reconciliation As the nation continues to protest and debate racial reconciliation and police reform, megachurch pastor Greg Laurie and Republican Senator Tim Scott sat down to an honest conversation on how the country can move forward, as reported by Faithwire.Sen.... Read more

25 Essential Black Voices for Anyone Looking to Learn More About Racial Justice | RELEVANT Magazine

As conversations about racial justice, police brutality and a more equitable society for black people grow from the streets to other modes of activism, a lot of people are looking for ways to expand their understanding of race. Even if you’ve already taken in a lot of the books and resources being passed around,... Read more

27 Essential Black Voices for Anyone Looking to Learn More About Racial Justice | RELEVANT Magazine

As conversations about racial justice, police brutality and a more equitable society for black people grow from the streets to other modes of activism, a lot of people are looking for ways to expand their understanding of race. Even if you’ve already taken in a lot of the books and resources being passed around,... Read more

15 Essential Black Voices for Anyone Looking to Learn More About Racial Justice | RELEVANT Magazine

As conversations about racial justice, police brutality and a more equitable society for black people grow from the streets to other modes of activism, a lot of people are looking for ways to expand their understanding of race. Even if you’ve already taken in a lot of the books and resources being passed around,... Read more

MLKs Theological Case for Racial Justice (and Todays Thin Alternatives)

Every Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Americans celebrate the legacy of a man whose work profoundly advanced the cause for racial justice in the West. King was a man of many admirable attributesan eloquent orator, adroit strategist, and visionary leader. But most importantly, he was morally principled. His case for racial justice and the civil... Read more

Liberty University Basketball Player to Transfer after ‘Racial Insensitivities’

Liberty University Basketball Player to Transfer after 'Racial Insensitivities' A member of Liberty Universitys womens basketball team announced that she will enter the transfer portal because of what she describes as racial insensitivities at the evangelical school.Asia Todd, who averaged 8.9 points a game in her freshman season, said that her decision has... Read more

The Best Way White Christians Can Respond to Racial Tensions

As white Christians, we need to spend time learning about the issues. We need to seek out black authors, pastors, theologians, activists, community leaders and speakers. We need to read their work, listen to their sermons, hear their grievances.We cant continue to stay in our own little world, watching our preferred news outlet, reading our... Read more

Pastor Matt Chandler Slams the Church for Staying Silent on Racial Injustice

Pastor Matt Chandler Slams the Church for Staying Silent on Racial Injustice Texas Pastor Matt Chandler of the Village Church rebuked churches for being silent on matters of race, in a message on Sunday.According to Faithwire, on Sunday, Chandler abruptly stopped his sermon to express his disappointment in the church's overarching response to... Read more

Rising Liberty Basketball Star Asia Todd Says She’s Transferring Over ‘Racial Insensitivities’ | RELEVANT Magazine

Asia Todd, a Liberty University womens basketball guard, has released a video announcing that she is preparing to transfer colleges. The North Carolina freshman had started 25 of the 31 games she played in and was fourth on her team, averaging 8.6 points per game. Todd was also named to the ASUN All-Freshman this... Read more

‘Veggie Tales’ Creator Phil Vischer: ‘Racial Injustice Has Benefited Me’ | RELEVANT Magazine

Over at Holy Post,Veggie Talesarchitect Phil Vischer has written an interesting testimony about the ways he’s uncovered white privilege in his life, particularly in the ways it aided the creation of his animation studio Big Idea Entertainment. In detailing his own family history, Vischer does an excellent job of something that can be very... Read more

Racial Justice and the Uneasy Conscience of American Christianity

Photo Credit: GettyImages/fizkesEditors Note: this article was originally published on russellmoore.com on April 10, 2018Last week I delivered this message as the opening keynote of the MLK50 Conference. In addition to the video, Ive also included a transcript of my remarks below.TranscriptGood afternoon. My name is Russell Moore, and Id like to call our attention... Read more

Podcast: A First Step toward Racial Reconciliation (Mark Vroegop)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Lament as a First Step In this episode, Mark Vroegop, author of Weep with Me: How Lament Opens the Door for Racial Reconciliation, discusses the challenge of racial reconciliation and how the biblical practice of lament offers Christians from different backgrounds a common language for... Read more

Evaluating the Response of Our Hearts to Racial Injustice

Injustice is the violation of the right or rights of another (Merriam Websters Dictionary). The deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery sparked protests again gun and police violence against the African American community. The cries against injustice have been many and vocal across America. Many Christians remain divided as to when and how to... Read more

Understanding & Lamenting Racial Injustice: CAPC Staff Recommendations – Christ and Pop Culture

Our aim at Christ and Pop Culture is to highlight what is good and true and beautiful in pop culture, and point people toward ultimate goodness and wholeness found in Jesus Christ. We do this because so much of whats happening in the world is evil, false, and ugly, so we need to engage with... Read more

SBC’s Ronnie Floyd Says ‘Jesus Christ Is the Only Answer’ to Racial Inequity in America

SBC's Ronnie Floyd Says 'Jesus Christ Is the Only Answer' to Racial Inequity in America The president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Conventions Executive Committee said George Floyd, who died after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck, was murdered" and asserted that Jesus is "the only answer" to... Read more

Christian Leaders Are Marching, Speaking Up and Protesting Racial Violence | RELEVANT Magazine

Over the weekend, people across the country and all over the world protested the unjust killing of George Floyd, who was the latest black person to be killed by the state for no reason. The unrest has set off many important conversations and actions, as well as plenty of anxiety, unrest and outrage as... Read more

Thousands Peacefully Protest the Racial Inequality across the United States

Thousands Peacefully Protest the Racial Inequality across the United States As many protests against police killings of black people across the nation erupt into riots and unrest, thousands of other protestors are making peaceful demonstrations.According to the Associated Press, thousands marched peacefully in Phoenix, Albuquerque and other cities in the U.S. Many of... Read more

‘We Can’t Be Silent’: Tony Dungy Implores Christians to ‘Demonstrate the Qualities’ of Jesus in the Fight for Racial Equality

'We Can't Be Silent': Tony Dungy Implores Christians to 'Demonstrate the Qualities' of Jesus in the Fight for Racial Equality The answer to Americas current divisions lies in the nations churches, with followers of Christ modeling the qualities of the One we claim to follow, former NFL coach and current television commentator Tony... Read more

How to Be the Bridge : Practical Steps to Racial Reconciliation

Racial reconciliation has been a hot topic in recent years, not just in Christian circles. The phrase itself may evoke a range of emotions in people, but at its heart the practice of racial reconciliation is complicated, messy and uncomfortable. Latasha Morrison has jumped headfirst into the messiness of this mission, wading through the hard... Read more