FOR FURTHER STUDY: RACE AND THE GOSPEL
The Village joins with other Christians across the globe in saying that we condemn racism in all of its forms. Racism directly opposes the teachings of Jesus, the character of God, and the mission of our church. As followers of Jesus we have made a vow to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever ways they present themselves. Therefore, followers of Jesus are called to stand in the gap, to be the presence of peace, to shine light in dark places, to bring healing to people who are hurting, and to be actively anti-racist, serving as advocates for racial justice and equity.
Below you will find resources to help you learn more. We encourage you to lean in with a spirit of humility and a willingness to listen to perspectives that might be different from your own. If you feel uncomfortable, view that as an opportunity to lean in and listen, not a chance to lean back and tune out.
First you will find a link to an important first step video: A Conversation on Race and the Gospel. You will also find links to other notable books and resources for both adults and children.