A black woman who watched this video said, “I was so angry, I couldn’t even finish it.” A white person said, “It made me sad. It made me feel bad about being white.” How can we take these historical realities and find healing? Do whites need to ask forgiveness? Do non-whites need to “forgive and forget”?
But the art of diversity is not just a one-day celebration at Living Springs. It’s a journey, an adventure, a fragile, hope-filled, daily decision.
Deeper than diversity training Yesterday morning, three dozen people gathered for a breakfast of oatmeal, donuts, fruit, granola bars, and cold cereal. The location was Living Springs Community Church in Glenwood, Illinois. The event was a program called Breakfast Club. Breakfast Club is a program sponsored by the Building Bridges ministry of Living Springs, a … Read more
I’m thinking about China today. I’m thinking about Glenwood, Illinois, too. And the two places are related in my mind because they both represent rich cultural opportunities for me….