Roadmap to Reconciliation
:We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? What we need is a clear sense of direction.Based...
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:We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? What we need is a clear sense of direction.Based on her extensive consulting experience with churches, colleges and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil has created a roadmap to show us the way. She guides us through the common topics of discussion and past the bumpy social terrain and political boundaries that will arise. In these pages she voices her call to all believers:"It's time for the followers of Jesus to embark on the prophetic journey that leads to reconciliation and transformation around the world. Many of us may already be aware of the need for reconciliation in our own backyards... . We cannot ignore the plight of the people around us and as globalization continues its relentless march onward, we cannot turn a blind eye to the world at large either. We have to face the realities here at home and we must also embrace the stories of people all around the world."Each chapter lays out the next step in the journey. With reflection questions and exercises at the end of each chapter, it's ideal to read together with your church or organization. If you are ready to take the next step into unity, wholeness and justice, then this is the book for you.
Brenda Salter McNeil (D.Min. Palmer Theological Seminary) is an ordained Christian minister, teacher, evangelist and frequent speaker at churches, colleges and conferences nationwide. She is the founder and principal of Salter McNeil & Associates, LLC, a reconciliation training, consulting and leadership development company that serves academic, religious and civic organizations.
She previously served on the staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for thirteen years, where she prepared and directed training programs and seminars designed to empower participants to effectively engage in racial reconcilement and crosscultural ministry.
She is the author of A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race and The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change, and she has also written articles for The African American Pulpit, Christian Parenting Today, Christian Ethics Today, International Urban Associates Newsletter and PRISM.
- :foreword By Eugene Chointroduction: A Prophetic Journey1. What Is Reconciliation?2. Landmarks Of Reconciliation3. Shake It Up! The Power Of Catalytic Events4. A Shift In Perspective: The Realization Phase5. A Group Effort: The Identification Phase6. Planning For Action: The Preparation Phase7. Doing Justice: The Activation Phase8. Staying The Courseconclusion: Picturing The Futureacknowledgments