By Mark Weyermuller -
Racism in America and the role of the church was the topic of a fundraiser Tuesday night sponsored by Freedom Journals Institute in Chicago.
Dr. Eric Wallace (l) – Dr. Alveda King (r)
Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr, was the keynote speaker. The evening's program, led by Dr. Eric Wallace, included author Niger Innis, Chicago pastor Al Cleveland, impressionist Derrick Parson, Greg Bodgan, and Chris Carmouche.
The Institute suggests solutions to addressing racism in America with three points:
- To call into question commonly held myths and proffer a biblical solution for perceived “Racism in America” in six major areas corresponding to the R.I.S.E. Principles and a Biblical Worldview.
- We intend to cause a paradigm shift in the way in which the problem of race and race relations is conceptualized by both underscoring the role of the Church as advocates and change agents.
- Create opportunities to work collaboratively towards reconciliation and change.
The group proposes producing a television special with the Total Living Network (TLN) with a series of segments examining issues where racism is indicated. These specials would air on Christian TV (NRBtv, TLN, BrioTV, The Word Network) and possibly a cable channel. After each segment of the series airs, they will suggest discussions in local churches of the material presented when possible. There is also thought of creating printed materials to supplement the video presentation.
Full video of the event HERE
The goals outlined here are not complete. May I suggest Mr. Weyermuller and anyone involved here watch this video:
This 4 year old video has Dr. Tony Evans, president of The Urban Alternative and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX, addressing the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Evans is the author of many books, including Oneness Embraced.
Dr. Evans is not like most when it comes to the issue of race. Please watch the video and see for yourself.