In August of 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech, calling on all Americans to view others not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character Yet King included another powerful word, one that is often overlooked Warning against the tranquilizing drug of gradualism, King emphasized the fierce urgency of now, the need to resist the status quo and take immediate action.King s call to action, first issued over fifty years ago, is relevant for the church in America today Churches remain racially segregated and are largely ineffective in addressing complex racial challenges In The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby takes us back to the root of this injustice in the American church, highlighting the cultural and institutional tables we have to flip in order to bring about progress between black and white people.Tisby provides a unique survey of American Christianity s racial past, revealing the concrete and chilling ways people of faith have worked against racial justice Understanding our racial history sets the stage for solutions, but until we understand the depth of the malady we won t fully embrace the aggressive treatment it requires Given the centuries of Christian compromise with bigotry, believers today must be prepared to tear down old structures and build up new ones This book provides an in depth diagnosis for a racially divided American church and suggests ways to foster a equitable and inclusive environment among God s people. New Read The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
Jemar Tisby is president and co founder of The Witness A Black Christian Collective He has written about race, religion, and culture for The Washington Post, CNN, Vox, Christianity Today and The New York Times He is the co host of the Pass The Mic podcast, which is frequently rated as one of the top 100 religion and faith podcasts on iTunes Tisby is a PhD student in history at the University of Mississippi, studying race and religion in the 20th century, and he has spoken to thousands at colleges, conferences, and churches across the country on such topics as Understanding the Heart Cry of Black Lives Matter, The Historical Politics of Race in America, and The Image of God and the Minority Experience In 2017, the Religion News Association recognized him for excellence in student religion reporting for his articles on the police related killings of unarmed black citizens.
- 224 pages
- The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism
- Jemar Tisby
- 21 July 2018 Jemar Tisby