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Racial Righteousness

An Invitation to Listen

by: Wayne Stapleton

Recently, Aaron sat down to write of his experiences and what God is teaching him in the process. We are delighted to share Aaron’s learnings widely, and we invite you to join him, Wayne Stapleton, and Chris Gorman for a webinar later next month.

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Engaging in Racial Reconciliation

by: Tony Campos

I came to the United States about fifteen years ago as a missionary to the Latinos living in this country. As an immigrant, I have a unique perspective and opinion on certain things—not always right, just different.

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A First Nations Conversation

by: Wayne Stapleton

In February, as part of the NAB initiative to grow in racial righteousness, a dialogue was hosted by Grace Baptist Church in Calgary, Alberta, with NAB leaders, people with a background in ministry to the First Nations community.

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Having Racial Conversations

by: Wayne Stapleton

We need to grow in the church. We need transformation and healing. And one of the areas where healing is needed involves the relationship between Christians of different races.

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Racial Righteousness in a World of Racism

by: Wayne Stapleton

As followers of Jesus and as members of the Executive Team of the North American Baptist Conference, we deplore the brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. It was an egregious and sinful act and an overt abuse of power. In the United States, we just celebrated those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the armed forces on Memorial Day, because life is precious.

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Anti-Asian Racism in the COVID-19 Crisis

by: Wayne Stapleton

Because of this recent rash of Asian American racism, a group called the Asian American Christian Collaborative released a statement denouncing xenophobia, asking believers to stand “in solidarity with victims” and directing “Christians to speak out and make changes in their churches, schools, and communities.”

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A Response to Barna’s Study, “Where Do We Go From Here?”

by: Wayne Stapleton

This past August marked 400 years after the first enslaved Africans were recorded as coming to the shores of Jamestown, Virginia. That moment was transformative for the United States, and it is impossible…

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How History Can Help Us Examine Ourselves

by: Wayne Stapleton

When I was on staff at Grace Community Church in Detroit, Michigan, I loved how the church leadership pursued having a worship stage that reflected the diversity of church attendees.

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