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Racial Justice & Reconciliation


At Bethany, we believe ALL humans are image bearers of God (Gen .1:27); therefore we strive to stop racism and see God’s image in all people, regardless of skin color, ethnic/national origin, language, faith, or citizenship status. Jesus Christ is ultimately the One who breaks down dividing walls to dismantle racism. At the same time, Jesus calls and equips his followers to be his co-agents of reconciliation and justice. (Ephesians 2:14, 2 Corinthians 5:18-19)

Toward this end, Bethany Community Church has made racial justice and reconciliation a strategic priority and established the Ministry of Racial Justice and Reconciliation [MRJR] in order to build a long-term community of reconciliation that restores broken relationships and systems. The Ministry of Racial Justice and Reconciliation is committed to three over-arching goals:

• Building a cohesive Bethany-wide MRJR movement
• Actively dismantling racism and pursuing justice
• Ensuring God’s multiethnic kingdom is increasingly reflected in Bethany’s staff and congregation and leadership

If you're concerned about racial injustice, want to learn about its root causes and grow as an agent of justice and reconciliation, there are three primary ways you get involved:

1.  Learning (classes, groups, workshops, other educational events)

2. Engagement (HP relationship + serve day, applicable local missions activities, new MRJR initiatives, etc)

3. Resources (master list of articles, books, videos)

See our Facebook page for related news, engagement opportunities, and events.

Staff contact/email: Jonathan Nolasco /