Monday, October 07, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #71

Many of our Christian academic institutions are reproducing the mistakes of the past. . . Christian colleges’ failure to promote racial reconciliation is particularly distressing because they are the source of our future Christian leaders . . . We should also think about the responsibility of Christian professors. It is not enough that Christian professors avoid overt racial discrimination or harmful racial stereotypes. We need academic Christian men and women to engage in discourse and research about how the body of Christ can be a healing force in society . . . Solid arguments and research from professors on Christian campuses will go a long way to show Christian students how seriously we should take the problem of racism. Fortunately  there are professors in Christian colleges and seminaries who are taking up this call. We need more of them if we are going to bring about long term change.

George Yancey, Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006), 148-149.

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

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