RightNow Media Racism and Reconciliation Resource Channel
The ugly truth of persistent racism has recently stirred the public consciousness in light of high-profile examples of brutality and racism (e.g., George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Christian Cooper). It has eclipsed what seemed like an epoch-making crisis (COVID-19). In case we were tempted to be complacent or to think that racism is an isolated issue or a sin only from the past, we must reconcile that attitude with the question: How can this be happening?
If we listen, even to people we know, we might hear unknown or subdued stories of commonplace racism, frequently just as perilous and humiliating as those on the news. The Salvation Army is unreservedly opposed to racism, as can be seen in our official position (click here). It degrades God’s image-bearers and hinders our disciple-making mission.
For these reasons, racism is a problem for all of us, and our congregations need to be proactive and constructive in addressing it. There is no time like the present, so the USA East has created the “Racism and Reconciliation” channel on RightNow Media, a video-based discipleship tool. On this channel, you will find diverse resources made for congregations and groups who want to understand race and racism better in order to pray, with their whole being (including their words and actions), “thy kingdom come.”
RightNow Media is the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies.” Through this site, you have instant access to thousands of outstanding videos covering a range of topics to challenge and encourage you. Everyone in your corps can Search, Select, Stream and watch studies in their living rooms, at the corps hall, or on their mobile device. The RightNow Media site includes:
- a huge Bible study library with video content on books of the Bible or topics of interest, in English and Spanish
- numerous training materials for service and leadership in the church
- a “just for kids” section with great video entertainment
- many custom training titles from The Salvation Army and other publishers intended to grow local leaders
- and several premiere online events (live and recorded) with videos from major conferences.
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