Ethnic Harmony // Racial Reconciliation

For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility  by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,  and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

Ephesians 2:14-16 ESV

It is the reconciling power of the Gospel that compels us in ongoing work of engaging in Christ-centered racial reconciliation, which include breaking down barriers of division, hostility and separation caused by the sin of racism. At the heart of the Gospel is the message and ministry of reconciliation (Corinthians 5:14-21), where through the Cross of Christ, we are reconciled both to God and to one another. As the reconciling people of God, we are further compelled by the heavenly vision of a day when people of all ethnicities and cultures, who have been reconciled to God through faith in Christ, will be gathered together in perfect harmony to worship God forever and fully restored to God’s good intention for humankind (Revelation 7:9-10).

What do we even mean by Christ-Centered Racial Reconciliation?

Read my brief white paper

Resources for Racial Reconciliation

Although there are many excellent resources available, below is a brief listing of books, articles, movies/documentaries, studies and events that we believe will serve to prepare, equip and mobilize the people of God to engage humbly in the deep but necessary work of racial reconciliation.  It is also important to add that while these resources are recommended, that does not imply endorsement nor agreement with everything presented by these authors and presenters.  As always, it is wise to use discretion and spiritual discernment. Furthermore, all resources are supplementary to the authoritative Word of Holy Scripture.

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