Kevin Gwin, of Pursue Scholars, and I discuss important topics of racism in America today as well as why Chicago is a city of hope. This was a hard, but good conversation with Kevin as we discussed many topics such as systemic racism, implicit bias, as well as the what does God and the Bible have to say about these topics. Listen in to learn, grown, and advocate with us for justice.
“In the Bible, over and over we find these stories that are attacking the systemic way we have approached particular communities or groups of people based on there status in society. The systems piece is all over the place (in scripture).”
“The Bible is not just addressing individuals, but communities, governments, and ethnic groups as well as individuals.”
“If God has called us to love our neighbor, He has called us to love our neighborhood.”
“If we are willing to look for injustice in the American story it is often related to race.”
Kevin Gwin is the Executive Director of Pursue Scholars, which “holistically (spiritually, socially, and financially) supports emerging urban Christian leaders in their pursuit of higher education. We are looking for the next generation of leaders.” To find out more information about Pursue Scholars go to there website at http://Pursuescholars.org
Kevin has also offered some great resources to learn more about systemic racism.
Just Mercy (also see the movie)
Rethinking Incarceration (especially good for those who want to consider this theologically)
Systemic Racism in Housing:
History of Racism in the Church:
The sin of “Manifest Destiny” and “Doctrine of Discovery.”