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Amplifying Black Voices: Latasha Morrison

Posted by Suzanne Bernet on

Latasha Morrison is the author of Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation and the creator of the Be the Bridge movement. She is a Black pastor, activist and educator who has worked primarily with White congregations for the past ten years. Building bridges of understanding is her life’s work. I watched an interview last week where she was one of the speakers and there were many things that caught my attention. Here is one of them:

“Seventy-five percent of White people have entirely White social networks, without the presence of any people of color. White people are most likely to live in racially homogenous communities and least likely to come into contact with people racially different from themselves. Eighty percent of Americans attend a house of worship where a single racial group makes up at least 80% of the congregants. How are we supposed to build bridges of understanding in this kind of America? How will we become the Beloved Community that Dr. King gave his life for when we cannot even see each other in meaningful ways?”

Central to Morrison’s Be the Bridge is making connections that will lead to real relationship. This week, I invite you to go deeper with this call. Interested in learning more? Go to www.bethebridge.com or search for Be the Bridge on Facebook.

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