As human beings, our world revolves around relationships. As Christians, we are charged to have positive relationships that can grow into friendships. The importance of friendships is infused throughout scripture, because they allow us to bring others to Christ, encourage and uplift the soul and bear each other’s burdens. Without deep discussions, relationships cannot grow. As an African American, when I consider my friendships, I am finding an emotional need to share my feelings more deeply with White friends, who sincerely want to know the truth about my views on important social ills, particularly racism. Given the state of race relations today, I believe it is essential to be honest and live in a state of integrity, regardless of the circumstances. So, when my White Christian friend, who leads a religious organization wrote a letter asking “How can we make race relations better? What can we do?” I responded with a letter to her.
"An Open Letter to My White Christian Friend,"
The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jfec/vol5/iss1/4
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