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America's original sin : racism, white privilege, and the bridge to a new America

Author: Jim Wallis
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Brazos Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Wallis
ISBN: 9781587433429 1587433427 1587434008 9781587434006
OCLC Number: 914222958
Description: xxv, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free --
Race is a story --
The parables of Ferguson and Baltimore --
The original sin and its legacy --
Repentance means more than just saying you're sorry --
Dying to whiteness --
A segregated church or a beloved community? --
From warriors to guardians --
The new Jim Crow and restorative justice --
Welcoming the stranger --
Crossing the bridge to a new America.
Responsibility: Jim Wallis.

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Bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis shows how Christians can work together to overcome the destructive and pervasive nature of racism in American society.  Read more...
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