We at Eastview, like many in our world, mourn with all who have faced unjust injury and death at the hands of those charged with executing justice in our world. We especially mourn for those who face injustice because of the colour of their skin.
Every human being is an image bearer of God. Every human being has value and worth. Every human being deserves to be treated equal.
Jesus showed us the way to model restorative justice in our world, by seeking out the vulnerable and marginalized, and making their problems, our problems.
Here are a few ways you can engage in learning about racial injustice in our world and the justice of Jesus, and below are some ways you can step into action to contribute to the justice Jesus is bringing in our world:
- MB Confession of Faith
- The Bible Project – Biblical Justice Click Here for Video.
- Free eBook: Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church views Racism by Drew G.I. Hart Download Here.
- Book: Night Spirit’s (recommended by Dave Ens): Story of the Dene people of Manitoba whose nomadic lifestyle was destroyed when they were relocated by the Canadian Government. Purchase Here.
- Book: The Gospel in Color: A Theology of Racial Reconciliation for Kids Purchase Here.
- Reconciliation Thunder: Organization founded by James Thunder (adjunct professor at Horizon College and Seminary) Click here for Link to Group.
- 2015 Article in Maclean’s – Canada’s race problem? It’s even worse than America’s. https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/out-of-sight-out-of-mind-2/
- Conversing Podcast Ep. 71 – Andre Henry on Systemic Racism (Fuller Seminary) Click here for Podcast.
- Pray. Meet with Jesus and asking him to reveal bias, privilege and areas of ugliness in your own heart. Be led by the Holy Spirit in ways of doing justice as a part of daily life.
- Interact and Share Life with people of colour – ask about their experiences with racial injustice.
- Acknowledge your bias and areas you may be more privileged in society because of the demographic you find yourself in.
- Talk with people who are working at racial reconciliation in the MB Church:
- Partner/Give/Volunteer at organizations that work to break down racial injustice and divides.
- Inner City Youth Alive Go to Website
- One88 (MB Church Plant) Go to Website
- Living Word Temple (MB Church Plant) Go to Website
- International Justice Mission – IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. https://www.ijm.ca/get-involved/churches