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How do we have healthy conversations on race and engage to help show God’s love to our nation?
On Oct. 17 we held a Facebook Live event and heard from some of Cru’s ethnic minority staff to get answers to questions like, “How do we celebrate culture?” and “How do we engage in conversation without stirring up anger?”
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“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6
Set these discussion norms for your group:
“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” Romans 12:3
“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb....” Revelation 7:9
Either with your group following the event, or in the weeks that follow the event:
Example: “I am from” essays - Start every sentence with I am from and start sharing where you personally have come from and have experienced.
–I am from the beautiful state of Michigan.
–I am from the laughter of my parents, And the tears of my parents. I am from a broken marriage.
–I am from families who value good food and have a deep love for chocolate. Who love gathering around big round tables so we can all be apart of lively conversations.
–I am from a family of artists, dancers, singers, and visits to countless museums because we value the arts.
–I am from privilege that has enabled me to be able to experience a lot of the world and experience very different cultures then mine.
–I am from a creator that made me to be creative and engage well with others.
–I am from a Heavenly Father who calls me his beautiful daughter.
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