“We ought to be reminded though that in a racially divided world, the church of Jesus Christ ought not simply to advocate for racial reconciliation; we ought to embody it. We ought to speak to the structures of society about principles of morality and righteousness, but we also ought to model those principles in our congregations. The quest for racial reconciliation comes not just through proclamation but through demonstration.” –Russell Moore, emphasis added
The above was taken from a post by Russell Moore, after the unrest in Ferguson, MO, which was caused by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by the hands of a white police officer. The full article may be accessed here.
The church must lead the way in this matter. She cannot afford to remain silent. The world is watching, and I’m afraid to report, that the church is failing miserably on a whole.
Russell Moore is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.