On August 7th, Coolikan member Acasia Olson boarded a train and set out on her 10-day cross-country campaign to promote racial healing and reconciliation in the U.S. During her time on board, the nation experienced a flare up in race relations as Michael Brown, a young unnarmed African American male, was shot by a cop in Ferguson Missouri. Acasia continued hosting conversations on race and racial healing with people across the nation in hopes of learning what we as a nation can do to heal and dismantle racism.
On this episode, we talk about race, reconciliation, the Church and the need for this nation to heal.
The honest intersection of confronting an unjust society as a disciple of a loving and radical God:
“God, I don’t want to believe that you died for all these people who [stole, lynched, lied, shot and oppressed]. Just like you died for me you died for them, and I am struggle to accept the fact that you did…How do I learn to see them with the heart and love you have, because you died for them like you died for me…”
Pastor Matt Chandler Speaks Up White Privilege – Article here