Racial Justice & Reconciliation Collaborative
Evangelicalism is standing at a pivotal moment in history. As the nation grapples with racism and struggles to pursue racial justice and reconciliation, evangelicals have an opportunity to engage winsomely and courageously.
Paul says in Ephesians 2:14–16, “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility…. and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.” As stewards of influence, the National Association of Evangelicals seeks to demonstrate the beauty of a Church committed to racial justice and reconciliation.
Take the Racial Justice Assessment
Not sure where to begin? Many Christians who want to grow in this area are overwhelmed with a plethora of information and resources. This assessment tool will help you identify specific growth areas and resources.Get Started
Read NAE Statement
This excerpt on Pursuing Racial Justice and Reconciliation from “For the Health of the Nation” details our understanding of racial injustice, our responsibility to pursue justice, and the biblical vision of reconciliation.
Explore the Topic
Pursing justice requires a lifetime of learning, listening and acting accordingly, and we are here to support your progress. Explore the NAE’s articles and podcasts on the topic of racial justice and reconciliation by leading voices in our nation. Find them here.
The Racial Justice and Reconciliation Collaborative compiled a list of other resources that speak to the great cultural divide of how racial justice and reconciliation is understood or misunderstood. Download a list of recommended resources.
BIPOC Spiritual Retreat
The BIPOC Spiritual Retreat will bring together leaders of color who are engaged in racial justice and reconciliation work in Christian ministry for a time of rest and reflection. This is an opportunity to connect with one another, to learn from one of the leading voices in this space, and to find spiritual and emotional care.Learn More
About the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Collaborative
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Justice and reconciliation are central to the message of Jesus, but they have not always been central to the work of the Church. The Racial Justice and Reconciliation Collaborative (RJRC) recognizes that some evangelicals have limited experience with these issues. And, some who want to learn more are faced with a flood of resources, leaving them overwhelmed and uncertain on how and where to engage.
The collaborative is a partnership of organizations and leaders engaged in racial justice and reconciliation and includes those who represent diverse constituencies. The RJRC was formed to encourage, empower, and equip evangelical communities that wish to act upon a commitment to justice and reconciliation, which is deeply rooted in the Scriptures and responsive to our cultural situation.RJRC Leadership