Repairing the Breach

MLK with people holding hands

Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

Isaiah 58:12 (NIV)

Webinar
Repairing the Breach:
Biblical reflections on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how we can become repairers of racial divides.

January 18, 2021 11:00 AM (EST)

American Bible Society is hosting a special webinar regarding the role of the Bible in advancing conversations for racial healing. Our special guests include Dr. Ed Stetzer and Dr. A. R. Bernard, who will offer perspective on how the Bible has informed the church's engagement with race and culture from the times of Dr. King until now. 

 

Respond
Join an Information Session and Viewing of the “Unchained” Documentary

Join us for a viewing of the Emmy-nominated documentary, Unchained, and discussion on ways to bring healing to our communities and to our nation. This time is geared towards leaders and includes an overview of the Generational Trauma Healing ministry and allows time for rich dialogue in small groups.

Experience a Generational Trauma Healing Group

Healing the Wounds of Generational Trauma: The Black & White Experience explores generational trauma and how it affects our lives today. Participants look at historical factors that have impacted America and trace their own experience against that background. It helps participants to unlock traumatic patterns that are passed down through the generations, provides tools to begin interrupting those patterns, and sets the foundation for racial healing between White and Black Americans. Sessions are held online.

 

Feb 8th - Mar 4th, 2021,
Mon and Thurs evenings,
6:00p - 9:00p (PST)

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Feb 1st - Mar 1st, 2021,
Mon and Thurs evenings,
6:00p - 9:00p (CST) 
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Feb 1st - Mar 1st, 2021,
Mon and Thurs evenings,
6:00p - 9:00p (EST)
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Feb 1st - Mar 1st,
Mon and Thurs afternoons,

12:30p - 3:30p (EST)
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Join us in Prayer

We believe spiritual battles are fought on our knees. Join American Bible Society's prayer community to pray for God's Word to inspire the justice and unity we long to see in our nation. By signing up here, you'll receive the latest updates on global Bible ministry prayer needs and answered prayers, opportunities to pray with our community, as well as prayer resources designed to strengthen your walk with God.

Resources
Prayers that Destroy the Spirit of Racism: A Prayer Guide for Racial Healing, Justice and Reconciliation

Destroying the spirit of racism is done by embracing God’s heart for love and unity. He wants all people to be united in their love for one another and to treat each other with the dignity and respect they deserve. As Jesus says, “Do for others what you want them to do for you.” (Matthew 7:12 GNT)

‘Unchained’ Documentary and Discussion Guide

The Trauma Healing Institute presents Unchained, a documentary describing the legacy of generational trauma among African-Americans in the United States. Using a combination of Scripture engagement and mental health best practice, our program, Healing the Wounds of Trauma, equips the local church to respond to the broken and afflicted with a message of hope and healing.

 

 

 

Philadelphia: Jesus’s Parables on Justice

Thirty reflections from diverse pastors in Philadelphia on the parables of Jesus to help us understand what God’s justice looks like, what it demands of us, and how we can live out justice in our own communities

Loving the Neighbor Who Doesn’t Look Like You

A guide for churches that want to start cross-racial Bible study groups around the subject of racial healing.

Reading Plans
Justice Parables

Being part of the Kingdom of God should shape our personal character—and our public roles. But how? “Jesus’s Parables on Justice” features the reflections of 30 Philadelphia pastors on 11 parables that illuminate the Kingdom. The pastors help us ask good questions about these surprising stories to guide us in putting Jesus’s words into practice. Read Jesus’s words. Consider the questions. See what God says to you.

Sustained by God’s Word of Peace and Justice

Daily Bible Reading is designed to facilitate consistent interaction with Scripture. It includes background information on each day’s Scripture passage and key verse for meditation, reflection questions to help you dive deeper into Scripture, a prayer and prayer concern to help you connect to God and be of spiritual support to others. Journey with us this month as we explore the theme “Sustained by God’s Word of Peace and Justice.”

Restart: Compassion and Justice

Discover the heart of God for the reaches of poverty and injustice— the evidence of which is on almost every page of the Bible. Through this 40-day journey, let God's Word change the way you see and respond to a world longing to experience the fullest hope of Christ.

Justice

A 7-day journey with Scripture. War, famine, disease—many things in this world are troubling. While solutions aren't always clear, we can turn God's Word to sustain our hope in both enduring suffering and working for justice as we remember that in the end God will bring justice to all who have been oppressed.

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