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.

Faith and Race Conference, February 16-18, 2024!

Starting in 2023, we set aside a weekend to consider the intersection of our faith in Jesus Christ and the system of race which impacts each of us. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘The Ministry of Reconciliation' inspired by the scriptures 2 Corinthians 5:17-18.

Register Today and join us for this exciting weekend! 

2024 Speakers:

Soong Chan Rah - Saturday Panel Discussion & Sunday morning worship

Lenore Three Stars

Rev. Dr. Dennis Edwards

Dr. Jessica Chandler

Baionne Coleman

Pastor Ieisha Hawley

Rev. Ashley Skinner-Creek



Faith and Race Conference: Starting in this year, we set aside a weekend to consider the intersection of our faith in Jesus Christ and the system of race which impacts each of us. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘The Ministry of Reconciliation” inspired by the scriptures 2 Corinthians 5:17-18.Today:

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. ispanic / Latino Heritage

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.


Click this link for local events celebrating our Latino brothers and sisters


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


Hispanic Heritage Month

Systemic Racism Explained


Hispanic Heritage Month I National Archives

Oregon Territory Bans Free Black People


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

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