A Christian organization that touts “courageous conversations” as part of its mission canceled a panel on “Race and Reconciliation” after public pushback and admitted that it failed to follow its own standard of adhering to truth in its presentation of subject experts.
“With respect to our March 4 Forum, we failed to live up to our values. We did not pair one scholar with relevant subject-matter expertise with another of equal expertise, and we did not describe their credentials accurately,” The Veritas Forum said in a statement on Monday, March 1. “We also recognize that there are deeper racial dynamics at play, and we lament any pain that we caused. We apologize.”
The Veritas Forum, an Evangelical nonprofit that “helps students and faculty ask life’s hardest questions,” committed to “do better” and thanked those “who course-corrected us.”
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Chris Hutton is a freelance writer from Indiana, where he typically covers tech and religion stories. Hutton is finishing a Master's degree in sociology at Ball State University. He can be found on Twitter at @chris_journo.