Racial reconciliation an everyday calling, not just for one Sunday a year
By Brandon Porter, posted February 15, 2023
NASHVILLE (BP) – Relationships and partnerships between churches of differing racial and ethnic backgrounds and how it extends into the ministry of the local church is the aim of Racial Reconciliation Sunday, according to a leading voice in the SBC.
“We read in Colossians that the Lord is reconciling all things to himself, so I think having a Sunday where we focus on racial reconciliation and the efforts to pursue real racial unity speaks to the continuing commitment of the Southern Baptist Convention to get this right,” said Brent Leatherwood, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) president.
He was this week’s guest on Baptist Press This Week, BP’s weekly video interview program.
The ERLC has created resources for churches as they focus on Racial Reconciliation Sunday recognized on Feb. 26 on the 2023 SBC Calendar of Events.
Leatherwood said that while he hopes churches will observe the emphasis Sunday, his greater hope is that Southern Baptist churches will be looking for ways to promote and participate in reconciliation throughout the year.
“We’re excited about some of the resources that are going to be surfacing later this year from the Unify Project,” he said.