2006 Rapport: Color Lines Washed Away
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Is Racial Reconciliation Possible?
NHC Pastors Vince (Christian education) and LaTonia (marriage
and family life) Lambert.
Stephen Lim (front row left), AGTS associate professor
of leadership and ministry; Jean-Claude Duncan (front row
right) AGTS alumnus and Air Force Chaplaincy Candidate.
AGTS hosted a dialogue between ministers, scholars and AGTS
students on April 6 and 7 in Chicago. Bishop Ed Peecher, member
of the AGTS Board of Directors, hosted the event at his church,
New Heritage Cathedral (NHC).
Participants testified to their
own experiences, and Dr. Johan Mostert, AGTS professor of community
psychology, presented a case study of reconciliation in the
Apostolic Faith Mission, the largest Pentecostal church in southern
Participants dialogued about solutions to the racial
tensions and discussed recommendations to present to the AG’s
Commission on Ethnicity.
“In dealing with issues of race
and reconciliation,” said
Darrell Geddes, participant and executive director, Urban
Academy, Minneapolis, “I feel it is necessary that intentionality
be practiced by people in both the majority and minority
Danielle M. Poulson, an AGTS student who
participated in the event, commented, “The agnostic,
Buddhist, Muslim, etc., is watching. We must be mindful, as
a denomination and more importantly as representatives of the
body of Christ, to be set apart from the status quo. Lack of
racial tension in the church is one of the issues that would
distinguish us. A change is definitely in the wind.”
the recommendations submitted to the AG's Commission on Ethnicity.
Friday, September 15, 2006 4:33 PM