Evangelicals will gather in Atlanta this weekend to commemorate 400 years since “20 And odd Negroes” landed on Virginia shores and introduced African slavery to British North-America. The event is sponsored by One Race, an organization that “exists to displace the spirit of racism and release a movement of racial reconciliation across Atlanta, the Southeast, and the nation.”
I am struck by the diverse list of speakers in terms of race (obviously), gender, and evangelical backgrounds. They include:
Tim Dalyrmple: The new CEO of Christianity Today.
John Hambrick: An evangelical pastor in Atlanta who has also served with Young Life and as a chaplain at King’s College, University of London.
Kendra Momon: Professor of Politics at Oglethorpe University
Teesha Hadra: Pastor of Los Angeles evangelical church and a former lawyer.
Lisa Fields: Leader of an apologeticd ministry in the Black Christian community who has an M.Div from Liberty University.
Justin Giboney: A lawyer and founder of the AND Campaign. I shared a stage with him earlier this year.
John Perkins: Evangelical civil rights activist and a living legend.
Louis Giglio: Evangelical megachurch pastor with a national following.
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