Says Measure of America - "Knitting disconnected, opportunity-scarce communities into the fabric of our wider society and creating meaningful pathways within them is the answer to youth disconnection (from work and school.)"


Knitting, quilting, bonding, are words sometimes used in describing the work God does in connecting diverse followers of Christ.   We can learn much about reconciling and repairing from these terms often associated with artistry.  Apart from one another, we are at best pieces of the finished work of Christ.  But, in God's creative and sure hands the pieces become one. 

The people are the nation.  Where people are free to thrive, families, and communities have limitless possibilities for good.  This is the promise of America which has inspired untold numbers of people to dream about being an American. Imagine what America would be if that dream was true for every person!  Why should it not be?  Why is it not?


When considering all variables involved in aspiring for personal fulfillment in America, race presents as a constant factor in disparate well-being and development.  The evidence is irrefutable that the issue of race in America is the single-greatest factor in uneven opportunities and achievement.  For our nation to be healed, we must acknowledge the existence of this structural social reality and cooperate across the color-line to undo it.


For that reason, at Hope United CDC, racial healing is an objective in all of our programs.  


The Bridge of Reconciliation is a set of programs designed:to

  • increase awareness of the reality of racism;
  • increase learning concerning the origin, systemic presence, and personal and social affects of racism; and
  • increase positive, systemic engagement to undo racism‚Äč


One of our major Bridge of Reconciliation programs is a monthly gathering of diverse leaders. 


We are also available to consult with organizational leadership, and groups.  Contact us at rcoleman@hopeunitedcdc.org.

BRIDGE OF RECONCILIATION



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