Racism and Faith
Racism: "a hatred toward, devaluing of, and discriminating against certain people because of their ethnicity or the color of their skin."
Four Pictures of Racism
- My race is the “default” race.
- Stereotyping minority cultures.
- Insensitive and ignorant of the plight of other races.
- Not open to having a conversation.
Three Biblical Truths
- Humanity: Genesis 1:26, Acts 17:26
- Cross of Christ: Ephesians 2:13; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
- Kingdom of God: Revelation 5:9; Galatians 3:28
Four Action Steps:
- Affirm the Dignity of All People.
- Fight for Justice
- Move towards people who are not like us.
- Ask God to check our hearts.