Racism is one of the most polarizing conversations in our world and in the church. But it's a topic that the church can and must take part in.
In this twelve-session study (DVD/streaming video sold separately), Jemar Tisby will guide you and your group through deeper reflections and concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.
Based on the teachings of his bestselling book, The Color of Compromise, Tisby will take you deeper into the topic, so that you'll:
- Learn more about the history of racism in America—from the colonial era through the Civil Rights movement.
- Develop a stronger ability to see the role that the American church has played in that abuse.
- Consider what gospel-inspired role you and your church can play in the important work of racial healing.
The Color of Compromise Study Guide asks that participants acknowledge some challenging truths—about themselves and their nation—but it also makes space for you to articulate how you feel about confronting these truths. Throughout the twelve sessions, you'll take part in a number of activities, including:
- Video teachings from Jemar (The Color of Compromise Video Study, sold separately).
- Written responses and personal reflections.
- Scripture readings and prayers.
- Group discussion questions.
Before you embark, remember that peace among racial and ethnic groups is not something that we have to achieve by our own wisdom and strength. The foundation of all reconciliation was accomplished by Jesus on the cross. Through Christ's power, the church can become a model of racial unity in our country.
Designed for use with The Color of Compromise Video Study (9780310102205), sold separately.
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About the Author
Jemar Tisby (BA, University of Notre Dame; MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary) is CEO of The Witness, Inc., an organization dedicated to Black uplift. He is also cohost of the Pass the Mic podcast and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Color of Compromise. He has spoken nationwide at conferences, and his writing has been featured by the Washington Post, CNN, and The Atlantic. Jemar is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Mississippi studying race, religion, and social movements in the twentieth century.
Table of Contents
Of Note ix
Session 1 The Color of Compromise 1
The Colonial Era and the American Revolution
Session 2 Making Race in the Colonial Era 17
Session 3 Understanding Liberty in the Age of Revolution and Revival 31
Slavery and the Civil War
Session 4 Institutionalizing Race in the Antebellum Era 47
Session 5 Defending Slavery at the Onset of the Civil War 61
Jim Crow and Complicity in the North
Session 6 Reconstructing White Supremacy in the Jim Crow Era 75
Session 7 Remembering the Complicity in the North 89
Civil Rights and the Religious Right
Session 8 Compromising with Racism during the Civil Rights Movement 103
Session 9 Organizing the Religious Right at the End of the Twentieth Century 119
Racial Reconciliation and the ARC of Racial Justice
Session 10 Reconsidering Racial Reconciliation in the Age of Black Lives Matte 133
Session 11 The Fierce Urgency of Now 147