How Do We Work Together Towards Racial Equality? An Important Conversation with Six Leaders
Below is a list of the resources our panel members will suggest for further reading.
Three weeks after the death of George Floyd, our nation continues to see widespread protests. This is a time for pastors to listen and lead. Recently, we convened a conversation with six respected church leaders to help us understand these issues. The panel included: James Meeks, Senior Pastor, Salem Baptist Church, Chicago, IL; Brian Brodersen, Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel, Santa Ana, CA; Johnson Bowie, Lead Pastor, Victory Church, Norcross, GA; Charlie Dates, Senior Pastor, Progressive Baptist Church, Chicago, IL; Laurel Bunker, Associate Vice President, Christian Formation and Church Relations, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN; and John K. Jenkins Sr., Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Landover, MD.
Today, we are broadcasting this conversation on my Facebook page at 12PM CST. I hope you will join me as I am joined by Laurel Bunker as we talk through your questions. I encourage you to engage the Facebook conversation, then discuss it together with your staff. Below is a list of the resources our panel members will suggest for further reading. Join me at 12PM CST over on my Facebook page.
During the call, several suggested resources. We’ve listen them here.
From Brian Brodersen:
- John Perkin’s books:
- Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rotherstein
- The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation by Miles McPherson
From James Meeks:
- Black Labor, White Wealth by Claude Anderson
- Divided by Faith by Michael O. Emerson
- Before the Mayflower by Lerone Bennett
- Oneness Embraced by Tony Evans
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