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The Gospel and Race

When we hold hatred in our hearts for other ethnic groups or when we refuse to love or when we think of ourselves as more valuable than other people groups, we rebel against God’s best intentions for us. This divides us and turns us against one another. Yet we are not without hope.

Reconciliation Begins With Lament

There’s no perfect recipe to listening and lamenting — no three-step plan to change your own heart. But there are steps you can take to open yourself up to the voices of others and prepare yourself for the changes that God wants to work in you.

Shame and Racism

Discussing race in America can be uncomfortable. But as is the case with many important issues, becoming uncomfortable is the only way to make positive change. Only when people leave the comfort of ignorance and choose to enter into the messiness can we work together to bring about positive change.

Encouragement and the Fight for Justice

As you experience emotional fatigue from conversations around race, cultural competency and racial reconciliation, embracing God is not only necessary, but it offers renewal and the benefit of a new mindset.

Racism: What Thoughts or Feelings Come to Mind?

Click on a quote that best describes your thoughts and feelings about racism to learn more about God’s heart for you right where you’re at.

In a World So Divided, Is Unity Possible?

In a world like this, with people from so many different backgrounds and with so many points of view, is unity possible?

VIDEO: Living United in a Racially Divided World

Cru staff member David Williams shares his perspective on the history and current climate of race relations in America, and how the gospel calls us to unity.

The Journey to Loving Outside My Culture

There are practical ways to show your love & care to a friend who's grieving because it can be hard to know how to be a friend when you are needed most.

Heart of Racism

Naomi describes the new “implicit” racism that our country faces today. She recounts her personal experiences with racism, speaks to its heart issue, and gives next steps for readers at different stages in their journeys with this issue.

Charleston: We Mourn With You

I don’t know how to respond as a white American Christian who is part of the majority culture. I can’t fully understand the pain or the depth of the wounds. But I’m still hurting.

Remembering Ferguson: My Response as A Christian Black Man

An African American man explains how he experiences the death of Mike Brown and other black men, and what we can all to do move toward healing.

Who Am I? A New Way to Define Identity

In our lives, each of us has an identity being formed and shaped through experiences, relationships, culture, media and the world around us. We seek to define who we are in any way that we can. How would believing the truth about your new identity in Christ change the way you live?

Justice

God invites and commands His people to not only be aware of injustice, but to pursue justice. Simply put, seeking justice means to give to a person what they are due, whether punishment, protection, or care.

Running for Freedom with the Aruna Project

It's hard to connect people personally with problems like sex trafficking halfway across the world. But one man was inspired to find a creative solution to stir people's hearts.

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