Race Relations is a ministry by which the Christian Reformed Church provides leadership and assistance to the denomination, congregations, and members of the CRC in working to eliminate racism and its effects within the body of believers and throughout the world.
It promotes and supports All Nations Heritage celebrations and provides bulletins, worship resources, and advice to help congregations celebrate our God-given diversity.
The Office of Race Relations awards an annual scholarship to applicants attending Reformed institutions of higher education. This year $12,000 was awarded to 15 scholarship recipients from Calvin College, Calvin Theological Seminary, Dordt College, Kuyper College, Redeemer University College, and Southern Evangelical Seminary.
Funding for the scholarships comes from offerings received at All Nations Heritage Celebration services that are designated to support the work of Race Relations.
The Race Relations Integrating Team is moving forward in its work to oversee the expansion of the antiracism/racial reconciliation initiative throughout the United States and Canada.
Esteban Lugo, director
Steve Kabetu, coordinator (Canada)
- Plans are underway for the first “Women of the Nations Summit,” to be held in the spring of 2007.
- Work on a curriculum for antiracism/racial reconciliation training is in the final stages of completion. A pilot training session will be held in September.
- A committee has been formed to plan for the next Multiethnic Conference, to be held in June 2007.