Do You Have the Right Tools for Racial Reconciliation?

In Dream of Destiny’s continuing call to raise up ethnically and culturally diverse Kingdom leaders for Jesus, a common roadblock is this: people in the majority culture have difficulty recognizing how systemic inequities persist for people in minority cultures here in the United States. From education to housing, from health care to church planting, the 

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White Reactions to Diversity Initiative

When an organization gets intentional about fostering ethnic diversity, there is potential for misunderstanding. Today’s post comes from Andrea Murdock who reflects on some of these misunderstandings and offers her own thoughts on how to respond.  The room is full of Bible college students from all over the nation and some from out of the 

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Am I Mad?

In light of the recent tragedies in Baton Rouge, LA and Falcon Heights, MN involving the fatal police shootings of two black men, Rob Daniels, executive pastor of Westbrook Christian Church, expressed his thoughts in today’s post. **NOTE: This was written hours before further senseless tragedy unfolded in Dallas. It will be hard for many people to 

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In case you missed it…More Race and Restoration Summit Highlights

In today’s post, we continue our series of sharing highlights from the 2016 Race & Restoration Summit. Sean Palmer, offered what he deemed his ” uncommon perspective” about cultural myths. In his talk, Debunking Myths of the Majority Culture, Sean explains the deeper meaning of myths and how they influence the church. Watch the video to 

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Some of Us Never Made It Home For Dinner

This week’s post comes from Taylor Campbell, a Christian writer and activist living in Brooklyn, New York. Taylor is a friend and respected brother in Christ. I asked him to write a post to the white evangelical community regarding their engagement (or lack thereof) with the issues facing people of color today. “I know people 

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2016 Race & Restoration Summit – Featured Speaker

Meet Victor Knowles Victor Knowles is founder and president of POEM (Peace on Earth Ministries), founded in Joplin, MO in 1992. POEM ‘s purpose is to challenge those who share the same religious heritage in the Restoration Movement to recognize one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, and to reach out to all who believe on 

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What I Hope to Get Out of the Race & Restoration Summit

The following post was written by Rob Daniels, Executive Pastor of Westbrook Christian Church in Bolingbrook, Illinois and one of the thought leaders behind the creation of the Race and Restoration Summit.  Interestingly, while the communities (and places like my home church, Deer Creek Christian Church) where I was raised were very racially and economically diverse, 

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When Our Truths Are Ignored: Proslavery Theology’s Legacy

Dream of Destiny encourages the intentional fostering of ethnic diversity by Christian leaders both in our churches and other organizations as well as in our own personal lives.  For leaders to truly be successful in this regard – going beyond surface acquaintances and into real, deep relationship – we must be willing to have hard 

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