Reparations: A Christian Call For Repentance and Repair
:Christians are awakening to the legacy of racism in America like never before. While public conversations regarding the realities of racial division and inequalities have surged in recent years, so has the public outcry to work toward the long-awaited healing...
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:Christians are awakening to the legacy of racism in America like never before. While public conversations regarding the realities of racial division and inequalities have surged in recent years, so has the public outcry to work toward the long-awaited healing of these wounds. But American Christianity, with its tendency to view the ministry of reconciliation as its sole response to racial injustice, and its isolation from those who labor most diligently to address these things, is underequipped to offer solutions. Because of this, the church needs a new perspective on its responsibility for the deep racial brokenness at the heart of American culture and on what it can do to repair that brokenness.
This book makes a compelling historical and theological case for the church's obligation to provide reparations for the oppression of African Americans. Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson articulate the church's responsibility for its promotion and preservation of white supremacy throughout history, investigate the Bible's call to repent and make restitution, and offer concrete examples of the work of reparation at the local level. They lead readers toward a moral imagination that views reparations as a long-overdue and necessary step in our collective journey toward healing and wholeness.
Gregory Thompson is a gift to the whole body of Christ! He, unlike many speakers and authors, walks the talk. Gregory has the insight of what is going on in our public schools as well as what is going on in our governmental departments. Each and every time I hear him speak, it motivates me all the more to stand boldly for our children. Not just our families, but all children. When Jesus said that if we wish to follow Him, we must deny ourselves, pick up our cross and follow Him: that is what Gregory has done. He makes everything about Jesus, especially his own life. We need more Gregory Thompson’s to stir us to action to encourage us to risk it all for the kingdom of God.</br> </br> </br>
- :<b>contents</b>introduction: Generations Without Recompense&nbsp;1. The Call To See2. Seeing The Reality Of White Supremacy3. Seeing The Effect Of White Supremacy4. The Call To Own5. Owning The Ethic Of Restitution6. Owning The Ethic Of Restoration7. The Call To Repairepilogueindex