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Christians are awakening to the legacy of racism in America like never before. While public conversations regarding the realities of racial division and inequalities have surged in recent years, so has the public outcry to work toward the long-awaited healing of these wounds. But American Christianity, with its tendency to view the ministry of reconciliation as its sole response to racial injustice, and its isolation from those who labor most diligently to address these things, is underequipped to offer solutions. Because of this, the church needs a new perspective on its responsibility for the deep racial brokenness at the heart of American culture and on what it can do to repair that brokenness.

This book makes a compelling historical and theological case for the church's obligation to provide reparations for the oppression of African Americans. Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson articulate the church's responsibility for its promotion and preservation of white supremacy throughout history, investigate the Bible's call to repent and make restitution, and offer concrete examples of the work of reparation at the local level. They lead listeners toward a moral imagination that views reparations as a long-overdue and necessary step in our collective journey toward healing and wholeness.

©2021 Duke L. Kwon and Gregory Thompson (P)2021 eChristian

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Raparation: resituation ( to pay back)

Loved this book. Would recommend it to anyone desiring closure to state of slavery./ Christianity.

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Excellent framework for a complex topic

Even the word reparations often sparks defensiveness, triggers fragility and prompts confusion. So much confusion that most people walk away from the topic, focused on the difficulty of it’s application, rather than the appropriateness of its call to action.

This book does an excellent job of making a historical, moral and practical argument for the church to be the initiator, rather than the resistor of reparations.

The authors also masterfully illustrate the thread of white supremacy that has been woven into the fabric of America from before it’s very inception.

For anyone moved by some of the tragic incidents of racial injustice that have been in the public discourse to ask “what can I do,” reading and considering this book is a great place to start.

I highly recommend it.

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Powerful Call to Churches!

Addresses so many arguments against and questions about Reparations for Black Descendants of American Chattel Slavery, the Church's involvement, lack of response to, and Call To Action! 

The National Coalition of Churches for Reparations is an organization of Churches that believes in this and has taken up this Call.  nccfr.org