Louisiana NOW Podcast: Christian Peacemaking and the Role of Forgiveness

May 10, 2021

In the latest episode of Louisiana NOW, Todd Rossnagel catches up with Rev. Johnathan Richardson, Pastor of Cornerstone United Methodist Church in New Orleans. Richardson recently wrote a critical essay in Christian Century magazine entitled Christian Peacemaking and the Role of Forgiveness. If you would like to read the article, please visit this link: https://www.christiancentury.org/article/critical-essay/christian-peacemaking-and-role-forgiveness

Richardson writes this: "Christianity is a religion rooted in historical claims about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Therefore, Christian peacemakers cannot deny history or forget it. Specifically, they cannot forget the history that sends police “into ghettos armed with the same self-generated fears that compelled the people who think they are white to flee the cities and into the Dream,” as Coates writes. This history and its deepest realities are at the center of Christian peacemaking. Peace can only come with a true accounting of history."
 



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