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Individual Racism vs. Systemic Racism – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Phillip Holmes: Partiality, if you look at the definition and what it’s doing, it does what the Bible always does. It speaks to our specific sins or struggles, but at the same time,... Read more

Retired superintendent Leroy Logan on racism and why the police need to change

Leroy Logan served in the Met for 30 yearsLeroy Logan knows all too well what it is like to live on the receiving end of racism, growing up in London during the 60s and 70s, the son of Windrush parents, before joining the Metropolitan Police as a young black officer in 1983 at a time when... Read more

Church leaders ‘appalled’ by racism

(Photo: Unsplash/James Eades)Leaders in the Church of Ireland have spoken out against racism and the "shameful" slave trade in the West, as they called on local churches to support black and minority ethnic (BME) groups. In a statement on the Black Lives Matter movement, the Church and Society Commission of the Church of Ireland said... Read more

Environmental Racism & COVID-19

Editors note: Five powerful and diverse evangelical voices came together in a first-ever National Town Hall on Evangelical Faith and Politics (Aug. 6, Facebook Live), moderated by Lisa Sharon Harper, to bravely start the conversation Evangelicals need to have in this consequential year for our nation: Charles Robinson from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma works... Read more

Current, Former Black Employees of Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America Say They Faced Racism at Their Jobs

Current, Former Black Employees of Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America Say They Faced Racism at Their Jobs Current and former Black employees at Planned Parenthood and the NARAL Pro-Choice America say they faced racism, pay inequity and lack of upward mobility at their jobs.According to CBN News, Some 26 employees of Planned Parenthood affiliates and... Read more

11 Verses on Racism and Prejudice to Teach Us True Love

The evils of racism have been woven into our world throughout history, and tragically, still affect many lives today. Its real. Divisive. Oppressive. Hate-filled. And it grieves the heart of God who made us and loves us all. To stand strong against racism and to pray for unity and love among us is not only... Read more

Irwyn Ince and Sean Michael Lucas on Applying Scripture to Racism

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Sean Michael Lucas: When I start trying to show people, “The Cushites, wow, they’re everywhere,” or, “The Egyptians, they don’t look like you.” And you begin to put color and diversity in the... Read more

White Fragility and Getting White People To Talk About Racism – Tim Challies

It seems like the whole world is talking about race and racism and racial reconciliation. Here in 2020 the conversation has come to the fore with renewed force and renewed urgency. Perhaps no author has played a more central role in this cultural conversation than Robin DiAngelo and perhaps no book has been more widely... Read more

A Christian’s Response to Racism and Injustice – Encouragement for Today – July 20, 2020

July 20, 2020A Christians Response to Racism and InjusticeJOEL MUDDAMALLE Lee en espaolAnd he said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your... Read more

Man Whose Family Members Were Slaves, Man Whose Family Owned Slaves Encourage Americans to ‘Rise Above Racism’

Man Whose Family Members Were Slaves, Man Whose Family Owned Slaves Encourage Americans to 'Rise Above Racism' A white man whose ancestors were slave owners and an African American man whose ancestors were the slaves owned by that family are inviting people to discuss racial healing at a seven-part retreat from CMAX.tv called... Read more

Bethel Church’s Use of Lord of the Rings Staff to End Racism Sparks Debate

Bethel Church's Use of Lord of the Rings Staff to End Racism Sparks Debate A recent event at Bethel Church involving a Lord of the Rings-like staff and a line from the film has sparked a social media debate over its appropriateness.The moment took place toward the end of the two-hour Transformation NOW!... Read more

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