Racial Justice by Kumar Rajagopalan
In my role as Regional Minister for Racial Justice I seek to address three key issues:
Diversity is the Lord’s mark of creative ingenuity. It should bring us joy, vitality, excitement and rewarding challenges. Sadly, through sin, humanity has misused and abused this wonderful God given diversity. Humanity is united by its propensity to divide.
Thankfully through Christ we witness God reversing the effects of our sinfulness. As Christians we are called to work with Him to see His kingdom come and His will be done in a manner that reflects the heavenly picture of every nation, tribe, people and language living and worshipping together, on earth as in heaven.
To achieve this goal we must address and overcome the sin of racism. This will be painful, but as we do so we can proclaim the gospel of reconciliation to a divided and broken world with credibility, because we will be seen to practice what we preach.
LBA RACIAL JUSTICE TRAINING
Course I: THE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE
Course II: THE MISSION IMPERATIVE OF RACIAL JUSTICE
Course III: CHRIST-CENTRED APPROACH
Course IV: CHALLENGES WE FACE TODAY – FOR THOUGHT & DISCUSSION IN CHURCHES
Course V: ADDRESSING LOCALISED & INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
If as a church you would like to take up one or more of these courses, please contact me. If you have thoughts on areas not covered above that you think will be helpful, please let me know. These courses are available as Sunday sermons, as a one-day programme or as a Sunday or midweek series. Your choice!
Windrush @ 60
On Sunday 22 June 2008, Kumar helped organise a special event to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush in London.
The Apology for the Transatlantic Slave Trade by BU Council
On 14 November 2007 the Baptist Union Council issued an apology for the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Click below to download a copy of the apology and a copy of a report setting out the results of a survey of the response of LBA Ministers to the apology.
Black History Month: October 2007
Click below to download some studies prepared by Kumar Rajagopalan for Black History Month (October 2007).
Breaking Chains...Making Peace
Kumar Rajagopalan preached the keynote address at the London Event on 23 June 2007:
"Breaking Chains ... Making Peace" (96Kb)
LBA Ethnicity Survey 2003
A survey form was sent to every LBA Church seeking statistics for 2003. You can download the results by clicking below. The file includes a copy of the survey form.
Press Article about Racial Justice Issues
A three part article about London entitled Every race, colour, nation and religion on earth was published in the Guardian on 21 January 2005.
Role of Regional Minister (Racial Justice)
Job Description and Person Specification for Regional Minister (Racial Justice)as used when Kumar was appointed.
|Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2010 20:28|