God's Movement Toward Beloved CommunityResources for Reconciliation
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It was not that long ago that African Americans and other minorities were excluded from many spheres of American public life. We have seen remarkable progress in recent decades toward Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of beloved community. But this is not only because of the activism and sacrifice of a certain generation of civil rights leaders. It happened because God was on the move.
Historian and theologian Charles Marsh partners with veteran activist John Perkins to chronicle God's vision for more equitable and just world. They show how the civil rights movement was one important episode in God's larger movement throughout human history of pursuing justice and beloved community. Perkins reflects on his long ministry and identifies key themes and lessons he has learned, and Marsh highlights the legacy of Perkins's work in American society. Together they show how abandoned places are being restored, divisions are being reconciled, and what individuals and communities are now doing to welcome peace and justice.
The God Movement continues yet today. Come, discover your part in the beloved community. There is unfinished work still to do.
Related Information & Resources
Learn more about the work of Charles Marsh and John M. Perkins at www.livedtheology.org.
Download a Q & A with Charles Marsh and John M. Perkins!
Download Talking Points about Welcoming Justice.
Download an Author Bio about Charles Marsh and John Perkins
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