The National Association of Evangelicals has launched a new resource to help Christians assess where they stand on racial justice and then take appropriate next steps to further race relations.
The online “Racial Justice Assessment tool,” posted on the organization’s website Monday (Sept. 25), is designed to provide users with suggestions of books, videos, articles and online courses to consider based on their answers to a brief survey about racism and equality.
Recommendations include books by best-selling Christian authors Jemar Tisby and Tim Keller, the writings of Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a video on race in the U.S. by VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer and a New York Times video series on conversations about race with people of different racial and ethnic groups.
“We at the NAE have developed this tool to help you explore opportunities for growth and to engage in topics that might challenge, encourage and inspire you,” said NAE President Walter Kim in a brief video message that welcomes viewers to the three-minute assessment. “The Bible teaches the essential dignity of all humans and our shared desire to live in community. Yet the reality of sin results in the denigration, alienation and injustice that we see before us.”
The NAE hired Mekdes Haddis last year as project director of its new Racial Justice and Reconciliation Collaborative.
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