Blackface – Another Teachable Moment

    In moments like these, the work of bridge building across racial lines stretches me emotionally. But God led me to start Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. for such a time as this. I want to believe that people of the Christian faith start with at least one shared belief. God loves us in spite […]

Confronting Racism

Monday, 24 April 2017, 10:54 | Category : Ambassadors Call, Racial Justice, Teachable Moments, Words to Grow By
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God gave me the vision to establish Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. in 2008. The most frequent response I hear is “talking about racism is too hard.” But I know the most difficult conversation about race and racism is the one we never have. This work must be personal. It starts with the word “I” […]

A Child Will Lead Them…

By Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell I thought you might like this story from The Washington Post. Ten-year-olds tackle ‘The Lie’ of demeaning stereotypes in powerful video Elementary schoolchildren aim to counter the “lies” they hear about Muslims, African Americans, Latinos, Asians, girls: “I’m not a thief.” “I’m not a terrorist.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/ten-year-olds-tackle-the-lie-of-demeaning-stereotypes-in-powerful-video/2016/12/02/69b7e162-b02a-11e6-8616-52b15787add0_story.html   10-Year-Olds Tackle the Lies […]

Children and Grace

By Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, Founder & President I spend a lot of my time focused on what we can do to help our children prepare for success in life. I read a lot of research studies and attend numerous seminars and discussions.  One of my great takeaways is this: all children can learn! What they learn […]

A Postscript

Thursday, 29 March 2012, 13:45 | Category : Racial Justice, Teachable Moments
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By Rev. Arnette L. Georges, Esq. Rev. Copeland-Tune’s article, Hoodies, Skittles and a Plea for Justice, was complete in every respect, but I thought we could all benefit from a cursory legal analysis of the Trayvon Martin case, thus I offer this postscript. I am not a parent, but I consider myself to be a […]