America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America Author Jim Wallis
ISBN-10 1587434008
ISBN-13 9781587434006
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Brazos Press
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America s problem with race has deep roots with the country s foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another Racism is truly our nation s original sin It s time we right this unacceptable wrong says bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis Fifty years ago Wallis was driven away from his faith by a white church that considered dealing with racism to be taboo His participation in the civil rights movement brought him back when he discovered a faith that commands racial justice Yet as recent tragedies confirm we continue to suffer from the legacy of racism The old patterns of white privilege are colliding with the changing demographics of a diverse nation The church has been slow to respond and Sunday morning is still the most segregated hour of the week In America s Original Sin Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society He speaks candidly to Christians particularly white Christians urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing Whenever divided cultures and gridlocked power structures fail to end systemic sin faith communities can help lead the way to grassroots change Probing yet positive biblically rooted yet highly practical this book shows people of faith how they can work together to overcome the embedded racism in America galvanizing a movement to cross the bridge to a multiracial church and a new America

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