Belhar Pt I: Prologue and Article 1

Series on the Belhar Confession, one of the most significant recent theological statements coming out of the Reformed tradition in the last 30 years.

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“Belhar’s relevance is not confined to Southern Africa. It addresses three key issues of concern to all churches: unity of the church and unity among all people, reconciliation within church and society, and God’s justice.” ~ From The Belhar Confession’s Prologue

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be talking about The Belhar Confession.

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1992. That is the year that I learned that I am white. Before that I had never once thought about the color of my skin, only the color of those who had different skin. The other. African-Americans. Latin-Americans. Asian-Americans.

“In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate,” wrote  Pulitzer Prize recipient,  Toni Morrison in the January 29, 1992 edition of The Guardian. A year later she would also receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

“I wish I could say that this Nation had traveled far along the road to social justice and that liberty and…

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