Phone: (269) 471-3487
Fax: (269) 471-6560
Journal of Applied Christian Leadership
Bell Hall 173,
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
49104-0111
 

Ethnicity, Tribalism and Racism: A Global Challenge for the Christian Church and Its Mission

 

Ethnic, tribal, and racial identities are a challenge not only to society in general but to the christian church in particular. as bearers of cultural differences, ethnic and racial differences are often seen as a difficulty to overcome rather than a gift from God to be treasured. Barreto (2011) puts it this way: Ethnic and racial differences are not the problem. Prejudice and racism inject our differences with the sinful notion that our difference leads to superiority
and inferiority or the distorted belief that our differences are merely cultural cues for determining who is in and who is out, rather than emblems of God’s gift of diversity. (p. 129) Ethnic, tribal, and racial differences have been successfully used either to build up or tear down communities and neighborhoods. the purpose of this paper is to explore issues related to ethnicity, tribalism, and racism and the consequent challenge they pose to the christian church in general. Because mission always involves the crossing of ethnic and cultural boundaries, it is important that the issues related to ethnicity, tribalism, and racism be addressed and put into the biblical perspective.

How Do Concepts of Ethnicity, Tribalism, and Racism Interact?

Before proceeding, it is important to define the concepts of ethnicity, tribalism, and racism.  Read the full article here.

 

Subscribe Now

The Journal of Applied Christian Leadership is a vital journal that should be in the library of every Christian organization, university, or seminary. The Journal is published twice a year by the Christian Leadership Center of Andrews University. Subscription requests can be sent to the Journal of Applied Christian Leadership or established online. To learn more about the Journal click here.

The Journal of Applied Christian Leadership is published by the Christian Leadership Center in cooperation with the Leadership Department at Andrews University.

 
 
Andrews University is a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education
Phone: 1-800-253-2874   E-mail: enroll@andrews.edu
Copyright © 2015 Andrews University
Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104