NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Evangelical Pastors Address Racism

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What Is The Conversation Whites Should Have About Race In America?

On Tuesday’s NewsOne Now, Roland Martin lead a conversation addressing race in America and White supremacy with a panel comprised of White Evangelical voices.

The purpose of this important conversation was to discuss how White clergy and White America should address issues of race and racism in the wake of the Emanuel AME Church massacre, where alleged White supremacist Dylann Roof shot and killed nine African Americans in an attempt to start a race war.

Martin explained that we need to talk about race in America from the standpoint of  “the conversation that Whites should be having with Whites.”

Martin host of NewsOne Now, was joined by Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church, Pastor Abraham Belanger, First Fruits Community Church, Pastor Dan Cummins, Convening Pastor of The Jefferson Gathering, Rev. Jim Wallis, President and Founder of Sojourners Magazine, Pastor David Parlette, Sr., Associate Pastor of the Hope Christian Church and Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

All Lives Matter? Evangelical Pastors Discuss The Pro-Life Silence Regarding The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Roland Martin and a panel of Evangelical pastors discuss the silence from the pro-life community in regards to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

What Practical Steps Should The White Clergy Take To Address Racism & White Supremacy?

Roland Martin and a panel of White Evangelical pastors discuss what steps White Evangelicals can take today to begin  to erode the history and culture of racism in America.

 

 

All that and more in this edition of the “NewsOne Now” Audio Podcast.

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  • Calvin375

    I feel that one of the pastors/ panelists was apprehensive in taking the role of leadership and the message back to his own congregation because he feels that he would not be effective as an advocate for real positive change. That kind of change takes a lot of courage and sacrifice and by listening to his comments, he feels that he’s some how inadequate and needs a black pastor to convey the message for him. I think that’s insulting to him as a effective leader, it’s insulting that you need a black pastor( Show and Tell Puppet) to convey a message of true change and equality because you feel you need to put a face on a systemic issue in your own congregation and community, it’s insulting as a human being and Christian that he feels that they wont or cannot comprehend a basic need for recognizing a wrong when it’s conveyed and explained through a sincere heart that’s calling for true restoration. If you are a pastor of a flock, you need to be more than able to convey and convince a congregation on all moral, social and spiritual issues within a Biblical context. To say that you’re not effective in leadership role as a pastor, is to say, you’re unsure of anything in the context of moral and spiritual issues as it pertains to the Bible, morality, justice and spirituality. You’re basically saying you’re not qualified or that GOD did not give you a true calling to ministry or your congregation and community are incapable of understanding basic issues of human decency. Either way, something is amiss in this pastor’s abilities if he feels he needs an advocate, outside of the Holy Ghost, to bring forth an effective message for change within the hearts and minds of his congregation or is there another underline reason and/or message we did not here in his apprehensiveness? As a Christian, we are supposed to know what is right and wrong; What is good and bad morally and ethically and we are supposed to put these attributes into daily practice. Some things will be easier than others to come about to change within, but in all, we know it is what we’re supposed to do whether we like it or not or that we understand every commandment from GOD or not. Which ever the case, we know it is for our good and the good of all mankind. I believe this pastor is not giving his congregation or himself enough credit to understand and have faith that he can communicate the message of true peace, love, racial and economic equality without having a visual aide to assist him. All he needs to do is have faith in the GOD he serves and preaches about to give him the message he needs.

  • Calvin375

    I feel that one of the pastors/ panelists was apprehensive in taking the role of leadership and the message back to his own congregation because he feels that he would not be effective as an advocate for real positive change. That kind of change takes a lot of courage and sacrifice and by listening to his comments, he feels that he’s some how inadequate and needs a black pastor to convey the message for him. I think that’s insulting to him as a effective leader, it’s insulting that you need a black pastor( Show and Tell Puppet) to convey a message of true change and equality because you feel you need to put a face on a systemic issue in your own congregation and community, it’s insulting as a human being and Christian that he feels that they wont or cannot comprehend a basic need for recognizing a wrong when it’s conveyed and explained through a sincere heart that’s calling for true restoration. If you are a pastor of a flock, you need to be more than able to convey and convince a congregation on all moral, social and spiritual issues within a Biblical context. To say that you’re not effective in leadership role as a pastor, is to say, you’re unsure of anything in the context of moral and spiritual issues as it pertains to the Bible, morality, justice and spirituality. You’re basically saying you’re not qualified or that GOD did not give you a true calling to ministry or your congregation and community are incapable of understanding basic issues of human decency. Either way, something is amiss in this pastor’s abilities if he feels he needs an advocate, outside of the Holy Ghost, to bring forth an effective message for change within the hearts and minds of his congregation or is there another underline reason and/or message we did not here in his apprehensiveness? As a Christian, we are supposed to know what is right and wrong; What is good and bad morally and ethically and we are supposed to put these attributes into daily practice. Some things will be easier than others to come about to change within, but in all, we know it is what we’re supposed to do whether we like it or not or that we understand every commandment from GOD or not. Which ever the case, we know it is for our good and the good of all mankind. I believe this pastor is not giving his congregation or himself enough credit to understand and have faith that he can communicate the message of true peace, love, racial and economic equality without having a visual aide to assist him. All he needs to do is have faith in the GOD he serves and preaches about to give him the message he needs.

    • CherylStands

      Very well stated Calvin! If Christians do not stand up and have courage, then who will? Ministers, regardless of their pigmentation, who cower in the face of evil and do not address racism after the church shootings and church burnings are not worthy of GOD’s calling to lead. Let all Christians have the courage to impact change in their families, friends and workplaces. Racism is sourced from white Americans (those who claim to believe in Christ as well as those who don’t) and that is where the change must happen.

    • CherylStands

      Very well stated Calvin! If Christians do not stand up and have courage, then who will? Ministers, regardless of their pigmentation, who cower in the face of evil and do not address racism after the church shootings and church burnings are not worthy of GOD’s calling to lead. Let all Christians have the courage to impact change in their families, friends and workplaces. Racism is sourced from white Americans (those who claim to believe in Christ as well as those who don’t) and that is where the change must happen.

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