Reconciliation: The 21st Century Civil Rights Issue
Healing the racial divide in the nation will take the Church’s leadership. Watch and learn how we can address the many root issues causing divisions in our society. Together we can avert a national crisis and shift the racial atmosphere of the nation by healing the racial divisions in the church.
Bishop Harry Jackson, chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition and one of the chief organizers of "The Reconciled Church: Healing the Racial Divide" summit in Dallas, has written an open letter to President Barack Obama, calling for him to address criminal justice reform in his State of the Union on January 20, 2015.
Bishop Jackson, what is The Reconciled Church? Jackson: In response to police-shootings and race divisions in the past year--North Charleston, the most recent--TRC is multi-racial, non-denominational and apolitical Christian action. It is a wide network of leaders sharing best practices and clearing paths to change--local and national. This past January in the TRC’s formative meeting, select leaders met in Dallas and outlined Seven Bridges to Peace, seven categories in which to spur churches, legislators, and the private sector to necessary change. With every TRC meeting, numbers grow, networks expand and we add specific actions that make sense, remake people, and serve a nation...