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The Resource America's Original Sin : Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America, Jim Wallis

America's Original Sin : Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America, Jim Wallis

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America's Original Sin : Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
Title
America's Original Sin
Title remainder
Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
Statement of responsibility
Jim Wallis
Title variation
Americas original sin
Title variation remainder
racism, white privilege, and the bridge to a new America
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Language
eng
Summary
America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation's original sin. "It's time we right this unacceptable wrong," says bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. Fifty years ago, Wallis was driven away from his faith by a white church that considered dealing with racism to be taboo. His participation in the civil rights movement brought him back when he discovered a faith that commands racial justice. Yet as recent tragedies confirm, we continue to suffer from the legacy of racism. The old patterns of white privilege are colliding with the changing demographics of a diverse nation. The church has been slow to respond, and Sunday morning is still the most segregated hour of the week. In America's Original Sin, Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians -- particularly white Christians -- urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing. Whenever divided cultures and gridlocked power structures fail to end systemic sin, faith communities can help lead the way to grassroots change. Probing yet positive, biblically rooted yet highly practical, this book shows people of faith how they can work together to overcome the embedded racism in America, galvanizing a movement to cross the bridge to a multiracial church and a new America
Summary
Looks at the state of race relations in America and the thread of racism running through American society, and offers guidance on how Christians can work to overcome its pernicious influence
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10470054
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Wallis, Jim
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Racism
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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racism, white privilege, and the bridge to a new America
Label
America's Original Sin : Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America, Jim Wallis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free -- Race is a story -- The parables of Ferguson and Baltimore -- The original sin and its legacy -- Repentance means more than just saying you're sorry -- Dying to whiteness -- A segregated church or a beloved community? -- From warriors to guardians -- The new Jim Crow and restorative justice -- Welcoming the stranger -- Crossing the bridge to a new America
Control code
ocn914222958
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 238 pages
Isbn
9781587433429
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015030263
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)914222958
Label
America's Original Sin : Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America, Jim Wallis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free -- Race is a story -- The parables of Ferguson and Baltimore -- The original sin and its legacy -- Repentance means more than just saying you're sorry -- Dying to whiteness -- A segregated church or a beloved community? -- From warriors to guardians -- The new Jim Crow and restorative justice -- Welcoming the stranger -- Crossing the bridge to a new America
Control code
ocn914222958
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 238 pages
Isbn
9781587433429
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015030263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)914222958

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