United We Serve

Saturday, 19 March 2011, 21:00 | Category : Building Bridges of Hope to End Racism
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Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who […]

We Cannot Serve God and Race

Sunday, 27 February 2011, 2:20 | Category : Building Bridges of Hope to End Racism
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In Matthew 6.24-34, Jesus and His disciples are atop a mountain surrounded by a multitude from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and beyond the Jordan. Jesus has uttered the now well- known Beatitudes, redefined the meaning of adultery and that of love, taught those gathered how to pray, and spoken against the practice of piety that […]

Reflections on Grace: Playing the Grace Card

 No, it is not a typographical error. We are used to hearing the words “playing the race card.” “Playing the race card” is an expression that refers to the act of bringing the issue of race or racism into a situation. It is compared to having the “trump card” when playing card games. Whoever plays […]

I Want to Love But. . .

Saturday, 17 April 2010, 21:21 | Category : Building Bridges of Hope to End Racism
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We have all heard this message of love more times than we can count. But what does “love” mean in the context of racial reconciliation? To be an ambassador of racial reconciliation requires leaving your comfort zone to engage with people from diverse backgrounds. Every person we meet has life experiences that serve as a basis for his or her values and attitudes toward life.