Ministries

Racial Justice

Reconciliation is the journey of joining Jesus in restoring broken relationships and systems through truth-telling, repentance, and forgiveness to reveal God's kingdom.

Racial Justice & Reconciliation Ministry

You’re invited to be formed by God’s heart of justice, restoration, and repair through the Ministry of Racial Justice and Reconciliation. Together we are part of the diverse Body of Christ, held together by the Holy Spirit.

Upcoming Events

As a part of our discipleship, racial justice and reconciliation is something that we DO together! Connect to opportunities for community, growth, and engagement across Bethany – from restorative circles, to BIPOC gatherings, to racial justice pilgrimages, to learning groups.

MRJR Pilgrimage

Jun 2

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center | 2:00 PM

Awakening to Justice Film Screening & Discussion

Jun 19

Bethany Green Lake Sanctuary | 7:00 PM

Restorative Practices Circle

Jun 30

Bethany North | 10:45 AM

Restorative Practices Circle

Jul 21

Bethany Green Lake | 1:00 PM

MRJR Pilgrimage

Aug 25

Licton Springs Park | 2:00 PM

As a community, we are committed to:

1. Bring our understanding and experiences of culture, ethnicity, and race into the realm of discipleship.

2. Respond to racism and racial harm with God’s justice and reconciliation (Eph 2:14, 1 Cor 5:18-19).

3. Celebrate racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity as the gift God made it to be (Gen 1:27) and that is reflected in God’s kingdom (Rev 7:9).

Healing and Reconciliation Process

We are learning from the field of restorative justice to deepen the conversation about race in the context of our faith and to build a culture of connection and restoration.

Restorative Circles
Join these informal, small group settings as we share, listen, and are heard in our experiences of culture, race, and ethnicity. 

Facilitated Dialogue
Structure and support to bring people into conversation after relational breaks and hurts across different racial, ethnic, and cultural experiences. 

Healing and Racial Reconciliation Handout (HARRP)
Want to go deeper? Dowload our HARRP Handout here.

Get Connected

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Resources


Race & Justice with Romanita Hairston-Overstreet
Race & Justice with Romanita Hairston-Overstreet
Repairing Reconciliation with Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter-McNeil
Repairing Reconciliation with Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter-McNeil
White Awake: An Evening with Daniel Hill
White Awake: An Evening with Daniel Hill
Addressing Racism: David Leong
Addressing Racism: David Leong
The Power of Restoration: Dominique Gilliard
The Power of Restoration: Dominique Gilliard
Dr. Alexia Salvatierra All Bethany Speaker Event
Dr. Alexia Salvatierra All Bethany Speaker Event
Dr. Alexia Salvatierra: Power With
Dr. Alexia Salvatierra: Power With

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Added: 5/24/2024

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