Race Relations

Racism is still a part of our American culture, but Christ taught us to love all people, despite differences. Followers of Christ work against racial and ethnic bigotry and for freedom and justice for all.

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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." Jesus answers the lawyer's second questions - "And who is my neighbor?" - with the story of the Good Samaritan. On the surface of the story are duty and responsibility. Struggling beneath the text are faith, hope and love. Click here to read more.


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 to read more.


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 to read more.

On Race: A Biblical Perspective

In the Bible, distinctions among humankind are on the bases of religion and nationality, not color. Although the Bible does not speak directly concerning race, nor does it use the term "race" to refer to a person's color, it does offer some important principles, which can be applied, to contemporary race relations. Click here to read more.

Race Relations

Fighting For Unity in A Culture of Chaos (updated)

With the white nationalist rally and domestic terror incident in Charlottesville, race and racism is once again in the headlines. It is easy to respond in a couple of different ways. First, ignore it. But here’s the thing, John Stuart Mill is right, “bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.”

If you have chosen to be silent, because you believe folks know you aren’t like them, maybe you aren’t but that should be all the more reason you are moved to action. Make no mistake, church, the world is watching to see how we respond to those claiming white supremacy under the cause...

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Ferrell Foster
Director, Ethics & Justice, Christian Life Commission

(512) 473-2288