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The Color of Compromise Video Study

The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism
Jemar Tisby
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Racism is one of the most polarizing conversations in our world and in the church. But it's a topic that the church can and must take part in.

In this twelve-session video study (guide sold separately), Jemar Tisby will guide you and your group through deeper reflections and concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.

Based on the teachings of his bestselling book, The Color of Compromise, Tisby will take you deeper into the topic, so that you'll:

  • Learn more about the history of racism in America—from the colonial era through the Civil Rights movement.
  • Develop a stronger ability to see the role that the American church has played in that abuse.
  • Consider what gospel-inspired role you and your church can play in the important work of racial healing.

The Color of Compromise Video Study asks that participants acknowledge some challenging truths—about themselves and their nation—but it also makes space for you to articulate how you feel about confronting these truths.

Before you embark, remember that peace among racial and ethnic groups is not something that we have to achieve by our own wisdom and strength. The foundation of all reconciliation was accomplished by Jesus on the cross. Through Christ's power, the church can become a model of racial unity in our country.

Sessions include:

  1. The Color of Compromise (17 min)
  2. Making Race in the Colonial Era (23 min)
  3. Understanding Liberty in the Age of Revolution and Revival (20 min)
  4. Institutionalizing Race in the Antebellum Era (24 min)
  5. Defending Slavery at the Onset of the Civil War (19 min)
  6. Reconstructing White Supremacy in the Jim Crow Era (16 min)
  7. Remembering the Complicity in the North (19 min)
  8. Compromising with Racism during the Civil Rights Movement (26 min)
  9. Organizing the Religious Right at the End of the Twentieth Century (20 min)
  10. Reconsidering Racial Reconciliation in the Age of Black Lives Matter (24 min)
  11. The Fierce Urgency of Now (20 min)
  12. Be Strong and Courageous (5 min)

Designed for use with The Color of Compromise Study Guide (9780310114833), sold separately.

About the Author

Jemar Tisby (BA, University of Notre Dame; MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary) s the New York Times bestselling author of The Color of Compromise and the award-winning How to Fight Racism. He is a historian who studies race, religion, and social movements, and serves as a professor at Simmons College of Kentucky, a historically Black college. He is also the founder of The Witness, Inc. an organization dedicated to Black uplift from a Christian perspective. He has written for national news outlets such as The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and the Religion News Service. He has offered television commentary on CNN and is frequently called upon to provide expert insight on current events related to race and Christianity. He has spoken nationwide at colleges, universities, and other organizations.

  • Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • ISBN: 9780310102205
  • Release: January 7, 2020
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