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.

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

For the Life of the World // Yale Center for Faith & Culture: My Anger, God's Righteous Indignation / Willie Jennings


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

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The Next Evangelicalism by Soong Chan Rah

White Awake by Daniel Hill

...for more book resources, click here.

December 3, 2020 I 7:00PM - 8:30PM (PST)  I more information to come.

Town Hall Meeting