We live in a time where our country is divided on many different issues. One of the issues tearing our country apart and leaving people confused, frustrated, and angry, is the issue of race.
Unfortunately, it seems evident that many take a stance – on several “hot button” issues – based on personal and political views and opinions rather than the scriptural mandate of, "love your neighbor as yourself."
It would be easy to ignore the topic of race/racism because we feel it does not directly affect us or maybe we are uncomfortable; others might deny the reality that racism exists; some want to tackle the issue, but they don't know where to start.
Regardless of where you might fall on this spectrum, it is important to approach this topic together, delicately yet directly.
Scripture reminds us in Philippians 2:4, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others." (ESV).
As we come together like this in Christ, God can bring us to a place of hope and healing.
My wife Hana and I are leading a webinar to start a dialogue on racial healing and hope. We will share our personal stories/experiences with you and invite you into a conversation that is a call to the Church of Jesus Christ to be at the center of the movement to heal the “broken hearted” and create a safe place for dialogue, an opportunity to hear each other’s story.
We invite you to join us on Zoom on July 6 and 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 P.M. CDT (attend either one or both – content will be the same). A link to join the webinar can be found on our calendar event page.
Rev. Dr. Ebassa Berhanu
LCMC Ministry Board Member and LCMC Pastor
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