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Here is What 10 Christian Leaders Had to Say about Racial Equality

Here is What 10 Christian Leaders Had to Say about Racial Equality

The U.S. -- and the world -- has been wrestling with issues of racial equality for centuries. In America in recent times, the issues of racism and equality have been particularly at the forefront of our national discourse, with many Christian leaders speaking out against racism and for reconciliation. Ultimately, many Christian leaders have acknowledged that there is much injustice to face and much work to be done, but that the Gospel is essential to true and lasting reconciliation. Here are 10 quotes from Christian leaders on the issues of racism, equality, and what the Church can do to work for justice and unity.

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How Should We Address America's Faults?

How Should We Address America's Faults?

The United States has not always lived up to the beautiful sentiments of equality expressed in its founding documents. That many Americans owned slaves went against the ideals that we express. The Trail of Tears, Jim Crow laws, Japanese internment, and a host of other policies have treated people like they are less than what the Declaration says they are. The United States has often failed to live up to its self-evident truths. Yet, in many ways, the American story is the tale of a nation learning to be what it says it is.

The Peril and Power of Personal Freedom

The Peril and Power of Personal Freedom

I am hopeful that our commitment to the fact that “all men are created equal” will empower us to face our challenges together while embracing the value and beliefs of every American. But it is this very commitment to the equality of all people that could be our greatest spiritual peril today.

Practical Resources and a Profound Call to Be Anti-Racism

Practical Resources and a Profound Call to Be Anti-Racism

White Americans like me cannot truly understand the African American experience. As I stated earlier this week, I have never experienced racial, economic, or judicial system discrimination. I would guess that many of you are like me.

To that end, I would like to recommend some resources I have discovered this week:

Tennessee Police Officer Prays with Protestor during Rally following the Death of George Floyd

Tennessee Police Officer Prays with Protestor during Rally following the Death of George Floyd

While a Tennessee police officer prayed with protester during a rally for racial equality and justice for George Floyd, in Wisconsin, protestors sang the contemporary Christian song "Waymaker" as they too march for racial equality.

'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

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy took to Twitter over the weekend imploring Christians to lead the charge in the fight for racial equality.

From Equality Indexes to SOGI Laws, the LGBTQ Movement Marches On

From Equality Indexes to SOGI Laws, the LGBTQ Movement Marches On

It’s ironic how often orthodox Christians are accused of being obsessed with sex these days. After all, what’s more obsessive than investigating thousands of businesses to determine whether they’re “kind” and “inclusive” only to those who engage in certain types of sexual behavior, and not to anyone else?

It would be one thing if the Human Rights Campaign kept this obsession to themselves, but they’ve successfully weaponized their Equality Index as a formidable force of their obsession. 

'Teacher of the Year' Kneels in Protest during National Anthem at Championship Football Game Attended By Trump

'Teacher of the Year' Kneels in Protest during National Anthem at Championship Football Game Attended By Trump

A "National Teacher of the Year" award recipient from Minnesota is speaking out after controversy sparked because she kneeled during the National Anthem at the National College Playoffs Football Championship game with the president in attendance.

Fuller Theological Seminary Sued again for Expelling LGBTQ Student

Fuller Theological Seminary Sued again for Expelling LGBTQ Student

Yet again, Fuller Theological Seminary is facing a lawsuit after the school expelled a second student because of his sexual identity. 

Why Juneteenth Is a Holiday Every American Should Celebrate

Why Juneteenth Is a Holiday Every American Should Celebrate
Today is Juneteenth (“June” plus “nineteenth”). The less you know about this holiday, the more you need to know. On June 19, 1865, two months after the Confederacy surrendered, Union General Gordon Granger led a group of federal troops into Galveston, Texas. Maj. Gen. Granger issued this declaration: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, ‘all slaves are free.’
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