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Author and Historian
Jemar Tisby joins us as one issuing an urgent call to action to all Christians.
Drawing on his 2019 bestseller, The Color of Compromise, Jemar will tell a compelling history that we should not ignore. Equal parts painful and inspirational, he will detail how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. Jemar will not blame or shame White evangelical Christians. His challenge is from a place of love and desire to fight for a more racially unified church that no longer compromises what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality. He will make clear the call for Black and White Christians alike to stand up now and begin implementing concrete strategies, which Jemar will outline, for a more equitable and inclusive environment for God’s people. Starting today.
In this talk, whatever your ethnicity or denominational bent, you will find fresh vision for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church—and strategies for getting there.
About the Speaker
Jemar Tisby is co-founder and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, where he writes about race, religion, politics, and culture. He is also the co-host of the Pass the Mic podcast. The author of The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism (Zondervan, 2019) and How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice (Zondervan, forthcoming 2021), Jemar has spoken at conferences nationwide and been featured in the Washington Post, CNN, and Vox. Currently, Jemar is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Mississippi, where he researches race, religion, and social movements in the twentieth century. He holds both a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary.