ENCOUNTER & RACIAL JUSTICE

ENCOUNTER & RACIAL JUSTICE

In Jesus we see a God who grieves over the evil in the world, who establishes justice and righteousness, and who works on behalf of the oppressed. As apprentices of Jesus, we aim to follow His example.

The largely unacknowledged and unhealed wounds of our country are festering right now. This is not new pain – it’s existed since the inception of our country without ever having received proper remedy. We deeply grieve the centuries of oppression, violence, and trauma known by our sisters and brothers of color.

On this page, you’ll find resources to equip and educate our community in the areas of racism, oppression, injustice, and inequity. Our hope is that our hearts would be stirred to action in response to all forms of oppression and injustices in our world today.

WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE

We want to offer an open, humble invitation to our sisters and brothers of color who consider ENCOUNTER home, or have in the past, to share about your experiences. If this is something that would be helpful or healing for you, we want to hold space for you. Feel free to connect with any of our staff that you may already be in relationship with and are comfortable with, or you can share your story with us via email.

RESOURCES FOR THE JOURNEY

Choose from these resources to learn more about racial reconciliation and healing. This list is by no means exhaustive, as we know there are specific histories and experiences not included. There is much we have yet to learn and this is only a start. For those of us in particular who are new to the lifelong journey, we want to collectively slow down, humble ourselves before the Lord, listen, and learn. Learn from these books, articles, and films as you discover more about the Black and Brown experience in America. Listen to voices of color as they share the ways in which we can all contribute to rebuilding.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

RECOMMENDED FILMS

RECOMMENDED AUDIO

GIVE TO ORGANIZATIONS MAKING CHANGE

BE THE BRIDGE: Our vision is that people and organizations are aware and responding to the racial brokenness and systemic injustice in our world. People are no longer conditioned by a racialized society but grounded in truth. All are equipped to flourish.

LEARN MORE ABOUT A BE THE BRIDGE GROUP

Please fill out the form below if you’d like to be part of a group at ENCOUNTER. We will create a space where we can engage through conversation, experiences and learning.