Racial Reconciliation

Race and the American Church

Race and the American Church

Faculty and staff in the John Wesley Honors College at Indiana Wesleyan University provide a list of information and resources on racial reconciliation.

A rushing wind

A rushing wind

How do we teach our congregations to have biblically-charged conversations about race?

Estoy desconsolado

Estoy desconsolado

Este dolor proviene de noticias de vidas que fueron tomadas violentamente y sin motivo.

A dream not deferred

A dream not deferred

My teacher fought for justice and equality alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. Just like him, she refused to let his dream die.

21 days of prayer still impacting Charlottesville

21 days of prayer still impacting Charlottesville

While church leaders and congregants began engaging in conversation and serving the community as a result of an August 12 clash between white supremacists and counter-protestors in Charlottesville, a more important course of action took place.

​Q&A session on race

​Q&A session on race

Pastors’ friendship leads to expanded conversation about racial tensions in the U.S.

A violent July

A violent July

Martin Luther King, Jr., explained the cyclical destruction of violence. General Superintendent Wayne Schmidt calls us to be people who drive out darkness and hate with the light and love of Jesus.

​Confessions of a white guy

​Confessions of a white guy

A Wesleyan district superintendent gives his thoughtful and passionate response to the national trauma over racial violence.

In Ferguson, Missouri: committing to bear witness

In Ferguson, Missouri: committing to bear witness

​Beth Cossin was entrusted with the honor of representing The Wesleyan Church at a Faith Leaders Gathering in Ferguson, Mo. She arrived feeling inadequate but committed to listen, learn, and lament.

Praying for Ferguson, Missouri

Praying for Ferguson, Missouri

“As Christians we are called to be peacemakers, people who are willing to enter into the pain of others and face together all the related issues. Let us be the hands and feet of Jesus . . . “