On Racial Unity

If we want racial healing and unity, stop spiritualizing social issues. Treat them for what they are. Social issues have  deep spiritual implications and ethical consequences in human relationships.

For example, racial segregation is/was a social problem and widely accepted in our nation…so was the interracial marriage between white and black Americans that was legally prohibited in this country. Often, in Christian communities, Christians would quickly characterize them simply as a “sin problem” because they do not want to work through the dilemma of resolving these social issues. Instead, they would just pray and refuse to participate in or work toward solving these issues. We spiritualize social problems when we believe and act in such a way that prayer is the only solution and refuse to work together to challenge policies and ideologies that created those social and political problems.

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