The events of recent weeks in Missouri and New York and the protests in Washington, D.C., and on college campuses across the U.S. show us that our nation still has a long way to go in terms of race relations.
As followers of Christ, this should be a clarion call to do everything in our power to show our countrymen that there “is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus,” as Paul urges us in Galatians 3:28
We salute our brothers and sisters who reach across lines of race in response to the violence.
We recognize that we must promote racial harmony by demonstrating it for the next generation of Christ-followers.
As we report
, Churches of Christ across the country are preparing for the annual conventions of Lads to Leaders and Leadership Training for Christ. These activities promote Bible knowledge, leadership and character.
We can think of no more perfect setting for children of all races to come together in a spirit of cooperation. We urge organizers to reach out to the diverse congregations of our fellowship that don’t yet participate. Let’s fill the host hotels to capacity in 2015 with youths who will praise the name of God through their actions and words — in English, in Spanish, in sign language. Please see our list of venues and contacts
It may seem like a simple step, but getting our kids together could make an eternal difference.