Where Do We Go from Here?
Half of Practicing Christians Say the History of Slavery Still Impacts the U.S.
August 2019 marks 400 years since European colonists purchased and enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia. In the span of those four centuries, the United States’ history of injustice toward black Americans has been tumultuous. Discussions about both the problems behind and solutions to racism tend to produce their own divides—but, Barna data shows, many believe the Church has a meaningful role to play in reconciliation. This study asks pastors and practicing Christians, “Where do we go from here?”
Produced in partnership with The Reimagine Group, this special report assesses the nation’s reputation of racism, past and present. Through articles, infographics and commentary, Barna offers:
- New data revealing pastors’ and Christians’ opinions about what—if anything—the Church should do about racial divisions
- Analysis about how views diverge by race, age, political ideology and denomination
- Insights from a panel of scholars and faith leaders, including: Claude Alexander, Andy Crouch, Heather Thompson Day, Craig Garriott, Maria Garriott, Stan Long, Bryan Loritts, Eric Mason, Nicola A. Menzie, Russell Moore, Alexia Salvatierra, Mark E. Strong, Nikki Toyama-Szeto, Michael Wear and Randy Woodley
Whether it represents a starting point or simply a next step for your church, Where Do We Go from Here? is intended to bring context to important conversations and contribute to a broader understanding of race relations in our present moment.
Format: Paperback, digital. Full color, infographics, 80 pages.
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