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Alyssa Milano, Group of Pastors Argue White Evangelicals Contribute to Systemic Racism

Alyssa Milano, Group of Pastors Argue White Evangelicals Contribute to Systemic Racism Actress Alyssa Milano and several other guests, via virtual conference, recently joined Bishop Talbert Swans program The Bishop's Barbecue to talk, in part, about White Evangelicals contribution to systemic racism.A portion of the episode The Systemization of Racism as a Tool to... Read more

New commission established to address racism in Church of England

(Photo: Unsplash/Yulia Chinato)A commission has been established in the Church of England to implement "significant and structural" change on racial equality. The creation of the Archbishops' Racism Action Commission follows fresh scrutiny of racism in the Church of England following the death of George Floyd in the US. In recent weeks, the Church has apologised... Read more

Chip, Joanna Gaines Family Sits Down for an Uncomfortable Conversation about Racism with Emmanuel Acho

Chip, Joanna Gaines Family Sits Down for an Uncomfortable Conversation about Racism with Emmanuel Acho The entire Chip and Joanna Gaines family joined Emmanuel Acho to discuss racial injustice in his video series, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man. And their powerful conversation aimed at improving the world for future generations is truly... Read more

United Methodists Unveil ‘Dismantling Racism’ Initiative

United Methodist Church leaders will launch a plan of action to galvanize church members and others to actively stand against racism in the wake of the death of George Floyd and protests across the U.S. The Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom initiative is a multi-level effort throughout the church to initiate a sustained and... Read more

Lessons on racism must be learnt from history, says bishop on Windrush Day

The Empire Windrush carried hundreds of immigrants from the Caribbean to Britain.WikipediaA senior Catholic leader has called for prayer and reflection over Britain's treatment of migrant and ethnic minority communities.Bishop Paul McAleenan, the Catholic Church in England and Wales' Lead Bishop for Migrants and Refugees, said it was important that BAME communities are valued. The call... Read more

Time to cancel the cancel culture

(Photo: Unsplash/Jason Leung)It's hard to keep up. I jokingly remarked the other week, "What's next? Will they cancel Fawlty Towers?" They did. It's difficult to be a satirist when your whole society is turning into a Pythonesque joke except soon people won't know what 'Pythonesque' means because doubtless Monty Python will come under the Woke... Read more

Church of England holds minute’s silence to remember victims of racism

The Church of England observed a minute's silence during its national online service on Sunday as an act of lamentation over the racism experienced by the Windrush generation and other black and minority ethnic people in the Church and nation.The service was led by Father Andrew Moughtin-Mumby, Rector of St Peter's Church in Walworth, south east... Read more

Racism must be ‘dealt with decisively’, says Pentecostal leader

(Photo: Unsplash/Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona)Pentecostal leader Pastor Agu Irukwu has said that the Church must go beyond words and take action if racism is to be eradicated. Irukwu, leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the UK, said that the events of recent weeks, with protests around the world in response to the death of... Read more

God’s ancient answer for racism

(Photo: Unsplash/Clay Banks)Recent racially charged incidents including the tragic death of George Floyd have stirred ensuing riots and torn open the rawest of wounds racism. Judging a person according to skin color is an ancient sin. For that reason, God gave this ancient solution.In the earliest words of Scripture, God spoke: "Let us make human... Read more

VeggieTales Creator Explains Systemic Racism in New Viral Video

VeggieTales Creator Explains Systemic Racism in New Viral Video Phil Vischer, the creator of the popular Christian animated series VeggieTales and the voice of the shows character Bob the Tomato, offered a historical take on systemic racism in America in a new video.Amid civil unrest over racial injustices in America, Vischer released a... Read more

Editing our history won’t benefit anyone

Robert Milligan's statue was removed from outside the Museum of London after anti-racism protests. Milligan owned two plantations and 526 slaves in Jamaica.(Photo: BBC News)I am no fan of Alistair Campbell but like him there are times when I feel just a little ashamed to be British. I used to be proud of the way we... Read more

White Christians Must Repent, Fight against Racism, Says Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy

White Christians Must Repent, Fight against Racism, Says Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is calling for white Christians to repent of their racism against their black brothers and sisters while fighting for their rights.The Christian Post reported that Cathy, alongside Megachurch Pastor Louie Giglio and rapper Lecrae discussed the issue... Read more

Watch the Creator of ‘Veggie Tales’ Explain How Systemic Racism Works | RELEVANT Magazine

2020 does keep us all on our toes, forging all sorts of strange alliances and unlikely heroes. Among the latter: Phil Vischer. If you know him at all, it’s as the creator ofVeggie Talesand voice of Bob the Tomato. But these days, he’s also doing some exceedingly great work helping educate white people about... Read more

Chance the Rapper challenges the Church to confront racism

Chance the Rapper has challenged the Church to tackle racism and white supremacy from the pulpit. The Grammy Award-winning artist posed the question on Twitter, suggesting that some American values were "antithetical to the Gospel". "I'm sure I'm gonna get replies from nonbelievers but I'd like to ask my Christian followers out there: Why don't we as... Read more

Chance the Rapper: ‘Why Don’t We as a Church Explicitly Address White Supremacy, Racism on Sundays?’

Chance the Rapper: 'Why Don't We as a Church Explicitly Address White Supremacy, Racism on Sundays?' Over the weekend, Grammy award-winning artist Chance the Rapper had a heated scuffle with pastors on social media about the churchs response to racial injustice.According to Relevant Magazine, the exchange began after the singer, whose full name... Read more

‘The Gospel Stands Opposed to Racism’: Evangelical Scholars Sign Statement Condemning Racism

'The Gospel Stands Opposed to Racism': Evangelical Scholars Sign Statement Condemning Racism Racism is contrary to the evangelical Gospel, some two dozen evangelical scholars said in a statement released this week.Todays situation requires more than a statement, but certainly no less than a statement, said the Evangelical Statement on the Gospel and Racism,"... Read more

Evangelical theologians issue joint statement calling racism ‘contrary to Scripture’ and the Gospel

(Photo: Unsplash/James Eades)Dozens of evangelical theologians have added their names to a statement condemning racism as "contrary to Scripture and to the evangelical gospel". The statement, issued on Monday, acknowledges that while evangelicals like William Wilberforce campaigned for the abolition of slavery, there were also "negatively those who assimilated the values of their surrounding unjust culture". "Today's situation... Read more

Chance the Rapper Spent the Weekend Shutting Down Pastors Who Minimized Racism | RELEVANT Magazine

Over the weekend, Chance the Rapper took to Twitter with a question for his Christian followers: “Why dont we as a church explicitly address White Supremacy and racism on Sundays? Why dont we engage the truths of America and how its values are antithetical to the Gospel?” It’s a vital question that a lot... Read more

‘Racism Is Sin’: Benjamin Watson Hosts Prayer Event in Fight against Racism

'Racism Is Sin': Benjamin Watson Hosts Prayer Event in Fight against Racism Former New England Patriot Ben Watson hosted a special prayer event with thousands of people over the sin of racism on Sunday afternoon.What is always needed is a spiritual change, Watson said at the Boston Pray event held in the Parkman... Read more

Racism and the Early Church (Part Two)

Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | In this weeks episode, Wes continues his conversation on racism in the early church with Andrew, the host of the popular Post-Apostolic Church YouTube channel. Racism, classism, and other forms of discrimination have plagued our world for centuries. Not only... Read more

Racism on the agenda for most UK churches, survey finds

(Photo: Unsplash/Gabe Pierce)The issue of racism has been brought up in most churches since the death of George Floyd, a new survey by Premier Christian News has found. In the poll of nearly 500 Premier listeners, three quarters (74%) said their church had mentioned racism following the unarmed black man's death in Minneapolis last month. Only 18%... Read more

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell apologises over racism tweet

Jerry Falwell Jr. giving a speech at the Liberty University commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2019.(Photo: Facebook/Liberty University)Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has apologized for a racially insensitive tweet he posted last month making fun of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's blackface controversy after some staffers resigned and African American alumni demanded an apology."I... Read more

The Church and racism: actions must speak louder than words

(Photo: Unsplash/Clay Banks)For weeks now, protests have been staged around the world against racism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In the UK, black people have taken to the street in their droves to call for racial justice, and the statues of slave traders have been torn down. Christian Today spoke to Dr Joe Aldred,... Read more

The Church Must Commit to a Longterm Fight Against Racism | RELEVANT Magazine

Jesus feeding the 5,000 was about authentic care for the hunger of the crowd, but He also wanted to engage their hunger in a way that transcended their need for physical food. Luke and John both show us that Jesus cared for the crowd physically and spiritually. He fed them (Luke 9:1317); He preached... Read more

Bishops take the knee in memory of George Floyd

Church of England bishops took the knee on Tuesday to mark two weeks since the death of George Floyd.The Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Rev Dr Christopher Cocksworth, and the Bishop of Warwick, the Rt Rev John Stroyan, knelt down in front of the Charred Cross in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral in tribute to... Read more

Methodist Church has ‘not eradicated the problem’ of racism yet, says Conference Secretary

(Photo: Unsplash/Julian Wan)The Methodist Church in Britain has been told it must "recognize that we have not eradicated the problem" of racism yet.Rev Dr Jonathan Hustler, Secretary of the Conference, said he was "appalled" by the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month, and the continued injustice experienced by Black, Asian and Minority... Read more

Church of England must set its ‘house in order’ when it comes to racism

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that the Church of England must continue to repent and take action to address its own failings on racism. The call comes after weeks of Black Lives Matter protests around the world following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month. Archbishop Justin Welby said the extent of racism in... Read more

Leon Bridges Has Released ‘Sweeter’, a Haunting New Ode to the Agony of Racism | RELEVANT Magazine

Leon Bridges has a new album in the works, but was moved to share the song “Sweeter” which he performed with Terrace Martin given the death of George Floyd. “The death of George Floyd was the straw that broke the camels back for me,” Bridges wrote as part of a longer statement on Instagram.... Read more

White Christians kneel in repentance for racism before black Christians in viral video

Christian rapper Bobby "Tre9" Herring is seen kneeling in a red t-shirt, leading other white Christians in praying repentance for racism before a group of black Christians.Facebook/screenshotA prayer group from Houston, Texas called Praytest has started a movement after its members made a video showing white Christians kneeling in repentance for racism in front of... Read more