Over two weeks after the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, protests in and coverage of the flashpoint St. Louis suburb continue to direct much-needed attention to issues of race, equity, and culture in America. Here are 5 stand-out reads related to Ferguson and race that pastors can't afford to miss:
- PARSE: What's it Like in Ferguson? A pastor's on-the-ground response.
- Christianity Today Gleanings: Behind Ferguson: How Black and White Christians Think Differently About Race
- Christianity Today Thin Places: John Perkins: The Sin of Racism Made Ferguson Escalate So Quickly
- Christianity Today The Exchange: It's Time to Listen: "Feeling the Pain Despite the Facts," a guest post by Bryan Loritts
- Christian Community Development Association: Emmett Till, Michael Brown—and hope
Leadership Journal is committed to equipping pastors to engage issues of race, justice, and culture with sensitivity, humility, and confidence. Watch for key articles on these pressing issues in the months ahead, and also be sure to read these pieces from our archives:
- Learning to Lament
- Robbers, Lawyers, and Neighbors: The Trayvon Martin case highlights our broken desire to justify ourselves.
- The Silence of the Lambs: Why isn't the church talking about issues of race?
- Trayvon, Dr. Land, & the "Myth" of Racism
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