In Minneapolis, churches pursue the hard work of reconciliation

Race Issues | Twin Cities pastors work long-term toward racial harmony following a chaotic summer of protests and riots
by Sharon Dierberger
Posted 12/23/20, 09:30 am

One Saturday each month, Pastor Terrell Walter meets with a group of local church leaders to eat lunch and worship together. The participants, all part of the Evangelical Church denomination, come from various ethnic backgrounds: Walter is African American. Other pastors are Caucasian, African American, Liberian, and Hispanic.

At September’s meeting in a Latino church, a pastor preached in Spanish on reconciliation, reading from 2 Corinthians 5:19. Afterward, everyone ate homemade tamales, laughed together, and prayed.

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2020 News of the Year: Tension

News Of The Year
by The Editors
Posted 12/10/20, 12:23 pm

The coronavirus pandemic dominated 2020’s news cycle heading into Memorial Day weekend. But that changed on May 25 when 46-year-old George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground during an arrest. Derek Chauvin’s knee stayed on the neck of a handcuffed Floyd for almost nine ­minutes. Chauvin was fired and faces a murder charge. Floyd’s death—and the bystander video of the incident—sparked months of nationwide, sometimes-violent protests focusing on racial discrimination and police brutality.

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After an election, reconciliation?

Daniel of the Year | In our latest issue we look at the political results but also the perseverance of John Perkins, who grew up in Mississippi, fled from it because of racism—and returned to help his former neighbors, stand up to oppressors, and glorify God
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/05/20, 04:56 pm

This is WORLD’s 23rd year of choosing a Dan of the Year, which began as a way to honor someone very different from the power-graspers Time used to celebrate as Man of the Year (now Person of the Year). Our honorees have included persecuted Christians in China and Syria, 21 Christians martyred by ISIS on a Libyan beach, and American teen believers forced to consider a question: “What would you say if someone put a gun to your head and asked, ‘Do you believe in God?’”

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