That phrase has become synonymous with the discussion around racism and the suffocation that black men and women and people of colour feel because of the oppression that faces them.
We felt it important to stand up and take a stand by giving this conversation the time it deserves. It’s an issue that’s being going on far too long, and we believe enough is enough.
Jesus lived a life that set an example for how we should live and love. Throughout His ministry, Jesus constantly stood for the oppressed and the marginalised, those who were outcast and seen as less than human in some way. He intentionally sought out and engaged with prostitutes, leapers, tax collectors to demonstrate to those around Him, and to us, that we shouldn’t shy away from contentious issues, but that as believers it is our mission to bring restoration to the lost and the hurting, no matter who they are.
When asked what the two greatest commandments were, Jesus said:
Matthew 22: 37-39
He then goes on to tell the parable of the Good Samaritan, a story about breaking down racial prejudice. Racism is not a new issue, and is not an issue Jesus is silent about. We are to stand with our black brothers and sisters, and people of colour, and fight with them for their rights as human beings, and children of God.
We had a conversation about racism, and we’d love for you to take a listen:
Check your blindspot, a spoke word piece by Joshua Luke Smith – click here
Carl Lentz & Bishop T.D. Jakes have a conversation about racism – click here
Christine Cane & Dr Anita Phillips have a conversation on race and restoration in the body of Christ – click here
– When they see is: A four part drama based on a true story of five boys of colour being coerced into confessing the the vicious attack of a woman in Central Park
– 13th: A thought-provoking documentary analysing the criminalisation of African Americans