Repentance, Racial Healing & Reconciliation, Radical Love
One Tribe returns to the important topic of white privilege. This week’s contributor is Rev. Drew Yamamoto, a friend and colleage in ministry. Drew serves as the Supervisor for Missions in Asia and the Pacific for our denomination, the Reformed Church in America. As a Japanese American who travels extensively, Drew comments that he often feels “without culture” and that he seems not to fit in 100% anywhere. Sadly, this may actually hinder him more than it helps. He’s certainly seen white privilege in action, and he knows first-hand what it feels like not to benefit from it.
One Tribe is a weekly forum dedicated to open discussion of racial healing. It appears each Monday. Contributors represent many walks of life, but have in common these foundational beliefs: (1) racism is sin; (2) only the power of Christ through the Holy Spirit can break racism’s grip and heal people and relationships; and (3) as Christians, racial healing and reconciliation are part of God’s call upon our lives. The good news of the gospel is that all are one in Christ (Gal 3:28). May it be so!
All who hold to the above defined beliefs about racism are invited to write for One Tribe. Please email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest in contributing and for additional information.