Christians may disagree on whether police reform is needed or if it is needed to what extent. Regardless of that debate writer Charles Holmes Jr. says that Christians need to lead by example and get involved in law enforcement “to exemplify what love and true service in minority and poor communities looks like.”
Articles – Racism
Articles that address racism.
Taking a nuanced view leads to tension and oftentimes that tension is where we Christians need to be. Author Randy Alcorn says that, “just as bad cops deserve to be condemned and prosecuted, good cops deserve to be praised and commended.” We couldn’t agree more.
A clearly written article from a Catholic point of view that points out that the dehumanization and harm done to people made in the image of God should be of more concern to Christians than the destructions of Holy relics or property that is replaceable.
A collection of seven succinct articles penned by black pastors, authors and one former policeman following the murder of Micheal Brown in 2014. Stacy Hillard’s, Leonce Crump’s part 1 and Bryan Loritts articles are standouts. A good three or four presses of the page down key should get you to the start of each article – it is worth the extra work.
A raw, openhearted reply by an African American after he is asked how he is doing after seeing another African American man killed at the hands of a cop.
Though written for Asian American’s, this article is applicable to everyone.
A straight forward walk-through on America and its institutions that were founded on racism. If you just want the data without personal stories, this is perfect.
A personal narrative that explains how the way we tell our personal stories is a reflection of our understanding of racism. We really like how Phil Vischer expertly strips back the layers of his own personal story and how that fit in with the overall system in the United States.
A detailed, highly researched article that balances historical, cultural and biblical narratives and chronicles the systematic oppression of African Americans. Forrest cites loads of research and clearly makes his point at the beginning of the article that he wants to move the reader from understanding (empathy, listening) to what can be done to change (action).