Becoming Bridge Builders

Racial equity, anti-racism, and critical race theory are terms that are breaking us as a community. This podcast seeks to focus on these diverse issues. We will delve deeper into the subjects many are reluctant to debate. I don’t consistently agree with my guest, nor do they always see events from my Christian viewpoint. But here we create a safe space for discussion. You can’t understand if you merely have one side of history. The aim here is to get to the core of the issues. There are individuals who are hurting, and their issues are being disregarded or avoided. On this podcast, we analyze ways to build bridges over the streams of disharmony. The focus will be on practical solutions to complex issues. Only truth can build the bridge to wholeness. Hosted by B. Keith Haney, pastor and thought leader.


episode 8: How Does The Black Lives Matter Movement Differ from The Dr. King, Jr. Led Civil Rights Movement [transcript]

Today’s podcast is a conversation about how what we are seeing today is different from the Civil Rights Movement of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Movement is defined in part as "a series of organized activities working toward an objective; also: an organized effort to promote or attain an end" (Merriam-Webster Online).

 The Civil Rights Movement was an era dedicated to activism for equal rights and treatment of African Americans in the United States. During this period, people rallied for social, legal, political, and cultural changes to prohibit discrimination and end segregation.
The Black Lives Matter movement seems to be lacking the support of the religious community and is marked by more riots and violence versus the non-violence approach of Dr. King, Jr.

My guest for this critical conversation is Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray. As director of LCMS Black Ministry, the long-established Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) ministry serving predominantly black communities and ministering to African immigrants, the Rev. Roosevelt Gray, Jr. provides leadership and direction for LCMS districts, congregations, schools, and related organizations as they minister to minority groups in their communities across the country. 

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