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Speaking to Texas Baptists, not for them.

Christians should work for racial and ethnic reconciliation and against alienation, for the truth of our oneness in Christ and against racial and ethnic prejudice, for freedom and justice for all and against oppression and injustice rooted in bigotry. The BGCT’s Christian Life Commission encourages Christians to work against racial and ethnic prejudice in all of its forms – personal, institutional, economic and systemic. These convictions and actions are not only theological , but intensely practical in working against discrimination in every arena, including housing, employment, voting rights, and education.

Prejudice

In the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), the lawyer asks Jesus, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus responds, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” Click here for more »

Theological

For Texas Baptists to declare the whole gospel, we must embody the gospel truth that in Christ God has broken down the dividing wall of hostility.  Doing so requires us to break out of our comfort zones of ethnic familiarity which partition and segregate the family of God. Click here for more »

Practical

One effective strategy for moving toward racial reconciliation is to develop a partnership with a congregation in your city–one whose predominant membership is racially/ethnically different than your own. Click here for more »

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