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In this issue we offer up an article on the difficult journey for those seeking asylum in the United States. We also highlight the Race Relations scholarships available for next year and two personal blog pieces about cultural superiority in the Bible and obstacles in becoming a multiracial church.

Not Right With My Soul

Asylum seekers in the United States face a difficult journey of interrogation, extremely limited resources, years of separation from spouses and children still trapped back in their home country, along with a mixed reception to their presence in communities.

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Race Relations Scholarships for 2022-23

Black, Indigenous, or People of Color who are attending or hoping to attend Calvin Seminary or a college associated with the CRC, are encouraged to apply for a Race Relations Scholarship for the upcoming school year. Read about the expectations, deadlines and guidelines for applicants.

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Swords  to Plowshares

“Standing Up to Racism” - Race Relations Advocate Rudy Gonzalez looks at Peter and Paul and the issue of cultural superiority in the Bible. Like the apostles, are we willing to acknowledge, confront and repent of the sins that leave the church polarized and ineffective in proclaiming the good news to our neighbors?

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Seeing It Differently

“What Makes a Church Multiracial?” - Race Relations Advocate, Viviana Cornejo writes that only when we begin to understand the past, can we decipher the obstacles that prevent achieving an actual multiracial congregation.

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Meet Victoria Gibbs

Meet Victoria Gibbs, one of the latest recipients of the Race Relations “Champions of Justice” recognition.

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Meet Scholarship Recipients

We want to introduce you to Neulsaem (Sam) Ha, one of the ten recipients of the 2021/22 Race Relations Multiracial Student Scholarship.

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Web Bytes

Ethnic Diversity and the CRC

Webinar recording:
“What’s the Problem with CRT?”

Webinar recording:
“Healing Hearts; Transforming Nations”

Upcoming Events

Building Cultural Intelligence Workshop
(online) May 19th 7:00-8:30pm EDT

The Ideology of Whiteness workshop available online at your pace.
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