Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Why #BlackLivesMatter Needs the Church


Book Review
Why #BlackLivesMatter Needs the Church
The fight for racial justice in America can't succeed without a God-centered vision.
Joshua Ryan Butler
Due to cities like Ferguson and Baltimore, activist movements like #BlackLivesMatter and #ICantBreathe, and tragedies like last year's massacre of nine black Christians by a white supremacist in a South Carolina church, conversations about race are once again in the national spotlight. As a pastor whose church has moved to broaden its ethnic diversity, and as a Hispanic man whose heart breaks over systemic injustice, I'm pleased to see so much attention devoted to healing some of our country's deepest wounds. Thus, I was excited to learn that Jim Wallis, the founding editor of Sojourners magazine, has weighed in... continue reading >>


Gleanings
Wheaton College Recommends Terminating Tenured Professor over 'Same God' Comments
Chicago Tribune praised 'remarkable tolerance' of both sides, but school still unsatisfied with Larycia Hawkins's reasons for wearing a hijab.
 
The Exchange
Join Us at the 2016 GC2 Summit on the Church and Refugees
Learn how the Church can serve refugees at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL on January 20th for just $15.

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