Ending Racism in Church

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Boldly speaking to church members everywhere, Ending Racism in the Church raises awareness of how racism influences behavior and spawns hatred. Four case studies describe church or community agencies that strive to end racism, then a diverse group of scholars and activists identify the subtle ways in which racism undermines the gospel's spirit. A guide is included to help groups discuss issues that separate the church. Ending Racism in the Church is an invaluable aid to church ...
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Overview

Boldly speaking to church members everywhere, Ending Racism in the Church raises awareness of how racism influences behavior and spawns hatred. Four case studies describe church or community agencies that strive to end racism, then a diverse group of scholars and activists identify the subtle ways in which racism undermines the gospel's spirit. A guide is included to help groups discuss issues that separate the church. Ending Racism in the Church is an invaluable aid to church members of all backgrounds.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829812381
  • Publisher: Pilgrim Press, The/United Church Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: What Is Racism? 1
Pt. 1 Uncovering Racism in the Churches
1 Case Study: Minnesota Churches' Anti-Racism Initiative 7
2 Confessing What Separates Us 15
3 Color Lines and the Religion of Racism 24
4 Combating Racism in Church and Seminary 32
Pt. 2 Being the Body of Christ
5 Case Study: The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee's Beyond Racism Project 43
6 Questions of Inclusion in the Christian Scriptures 50
7 Ending Racism in Society through the Churches 58
8 Baptism as Sacrament of Struggle and Rite of Resistance 66
9 The Eucharist and Racism 74
10 Violence in the Household 81
Pt. 3 Anti-Racism Work Across the Churches
11 Case Study: Struggles in Unity and Renewal Study Group 93
12 Conversion, Covenant, Commitment, and Change 101
13 A Call to Move Beyond the Heritage of Christian Racism 110
14 A Sharing of Gifts and Struggles in God's Will and Our Unity 120
App A Guide to Address Racism and Work for Justice 128
Notes 140
Contributors 150
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