Saturday, August 03, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #6

“But before there is healing, different racial groups of Americans will also have to stop injuring one another.  Vast economic inequalities open deep wounds.  Segregation—especially in neighborhoods and schools of unequal quality—opens the wounds further.  The fact that Americans’ health, life, and death are racialized make gaping wounds. And the immense divisions between social networks, cultures, and religions not only contribute to the rawness of these wounds, but make their healing much more difficult.”

Christian Smith and Michael O. Emerson, Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000), 171.

[Read the Introduction to 95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity here.]

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