After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.

- Revelation 7:9


So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 

- 2 Corinthians 5:16-19

When the church movement first began in the book of Acts, they were multi-ethnic churches. Multi-ethnic churches were not only the result of the Gospel, they were the reason why people believed the Gospel.


All who are “in Christ” have been reconciled to God—on God’s initiative, through Jesus’ life, ministry, death and resurrection—and we have been assigned the ministry of reconciliation. Therefore, as Christ’s ambassadors, the mission of the Faith & Race Team is to curate courageous conversations and events, raise awareness, and provide educational resources designed to lead us deeper in the journey towards Christ-centered racial reconciliation.

During the month of May, we honor & celebrate AAPI Month

We recognize that this has been an especially difficult year for the AAPI community. Over the past year and during the rise of Covid-19, Asian Americans experienced a heightened visibility due to racist rhetoric surrounding the origins of Covid-19. This heightened visibility has caused an increase in violent attacks against the AAPI community. 

With this rise in fear and hatred, as a church, we rise in response that our Asian sisters and brothers are fearfully and wonderfully made. We stand in solidarity with this community and will continue to work towards justice.


Below is a list of resources designed highlight the voices & experience of the AAPI Community. We pray it will serve a small role in pushing you forward to engaging with the AAPI Community and grow in authentic solidarity...


The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America // Beth Lew-Williams


Strangers from a Different Shore: A history of Asian Americans // Ronald Takaki


Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans // Jean Pfaelzer


The Making of Asian America // Erika Lee


Yellow: Race in America beyond Black and White // Frank Wu


The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority // Ellen D. Wu


Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning // Cathy Park Hong


Hawaii'i's Story by Hawai'i's Queen // Lili'Uokalani


***Watch the PBS series Asian Americans

EVENTS & RESOURCES



EVENTS:


National Event:  Sankofa is a 3-day immersion experience through the Covenant Church spent exploring historic sites of the Civil Rights Movement, connecting the freedom struggle of the past to our present realities. 


Local Event:  Journey to Mosaic brings together Christians from diverse backgrounds for an interactive experience that explores the stories of Asian-Americans, African-Americans, Latinos, Native Hawaiians and Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest. This mobile seminar seeks to break down racial and ethnic barriers that exist in the body of Christ, and to create space for conversation with the experience that moves us from knowledge to understanding.


PODCASTS:


Black Like Me // Rev. Dr. Alex Gee 

The Anti-Racist Pod Squad // Austin Channing Brown

Self Evident Show//Cathy Erway, Host

They Call Us Bruce // Jeff Yang and Phil Yu


VIDEOS:

Traffic Stop

Systemic Racism Explained


ARTICLES:

Oregon Territory Bans Free Black People


BOOKS:

The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone

The Christian Imagination by Willie James Jennings

The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby

White Awake by Daniel Hill


...for more book resources, click here.

New Date Coming Soon! (PST)  I more information to come.

Town Hall Meeting