Category Archives: racial reconciliation

Engage 2016: A Multiethnic Gathering—Why You Should Be There


This summer from June 8-10 plan to attend “Engage 2016: A Multiethnic Gathering” hosted by the CRCNA and located on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read more . . . Engage 2016: A Multiethnic Gathering—Why You Should Be … Continue reading

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Receiving Applications for Office Administrator


Tall Turf Ministries, a non-denominational urban youth ministry with a mission of equipping youth for lives of reconciliation in God’s world, is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Office Administrator. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 20, … Continue reading

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CORR Understanding Racism Workshop in October


Congregations Organizing for Racial Reconciliation (CORR) is an initiative of Madison Square Church, Coit Community Church, and Church of the Servant. Our vision is to build a community of churches and Christian organizations who are agents of reconciliation. The facilitators … Continue reading

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9-11 Hate Crime Survivor Campaigns to Save his Attacker’s Life | Groundswell Movement


This is one of those stories that serves all of us as an example and inspiration of Christ-like forgiveness and reconciliation. Interestingly, the man exemplifying such forgiveness is a Muslim. Also, check out and consider signing his petition. 9-11 Hate … Continue reading

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Article about Tall Turf Ministries in The Grand Rapids Times


      There is an article in this week’s Grand Rapids Times about Tall Turf’s recent celebration of all that is “new” with the ministry that started as a summer camp with a focus on racial reconciliation in 1969. … Continue reading

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The Culture of Grace (via Reconcilers with Chris Rice)


I very much appreciated reading this post from Chris Rice about his close friend and brother, Spencer Perkins–oldest son of CCDA co-founder, Dr. John M. Perkins–who died thirteen years earlier at age 44 (he and I were the same age). … Continue reading

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Consider Becoming a Volunteer Assessor with Partners for a Racism-Free Community


 RJI News ~ Winter 2011 PRFC is recruiting volunteers to be assessors in the Standards and Credentialing process.  Organizations go through a process to assess themselves in six areas (standards) to intentionally create a racism-free environment.  Assessors are on … Continue reading

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Tall Turf Program Leader Sought


If you know of someone who might be a good fit to lead and oversee all of Tall Turf’s programs–both at camp and in Grand Rapids–throughout the year, please share the position posting with them found at this link:director of … Continue reading

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Attend an Institute for Healing Racism


GRACE offers Institutes for Healing Racism (IHR). Openings still available for October 14-15. Continue reading

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CCDA Provides Explanation for Cancelling Appearance of Dr. Cornel West


CCDA publishes explanation about uninviting Dr. Cornel West to speak at their national conference. Continue reading

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