Rev David Shosanya’s article about racism was a very timely one. It’s a subject that the Church seems to have pushed under the carpet, but it’s a very real one that is deeply impacting ministers of African and Caribbean descent. I have a number of ministerial friends who left their respective Black Pentecostal churches to work in traditional denominations, and all of them have complained about the racist attitudes they have encountered from their fellow White ministers, as well as from the congregants. Rev Shosanya is right in saying that pressure must be brought to bear on denominational church leaders to rid themselves of any racism that might exist within their ranks, because not to do something means they are complicit in accepting it as a fact of life, and are in agreement with those who choose to discriminate against a member of God’s creation solely on the basis of their colour.
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