Here is our thirteenth NWLife video podcast featuring our weekly conversation.
Today’s theme: Listening and Learning about Race, Justice, and Equality
Pastor Andy begins with a cold open – no music, no bumper, no entertainment… just speaking the truth simply and plainly.
The invitation is to listen and learn, to pay attention, to open our hearts and minds, to grow and be transformed… to change.
All of today’s music is from the worship collective Common Hymnal. These songs are beautiful and heartbreaking.
At the end of the video, we share resources – including our new Race, Equality, and Justice page with 40 suggestions of books, movies, and social media voices to learn from. http://nwlife.church/justice/
I have personally read and listened to and watched and followed all of these resources (with one exception – The ABC’s of Diversity book). Maybe it’s a little unusual to have recommended films rated for a mature audience on a church website, but I can tell you every one of them have challenged me, educated me, caused empathy and compassion to rise in me, and have helped me to grow. I hope you’ll take a similar journey of growth.
Do you know what I want?
I want justice—oceans of it.
I want fairness—rivers of it.
That’s what I want. That’s all I want.