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What About Caucasian Youth & Young Adults

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Who Should Attend: youth leaders, pastors, teachers, professionals of all ethnicities interested in this topic
Date: March 12 & 13, 2013
Location: College View Church, Lincoln NE
Cost: FREE -- You MUST register at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/yasymposium

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There is no doubt that because of the history of slavery in the United States, and the ugliness of racial discrimination and prejudice that have plagued our society for so many decades it is very difficult to have honest conversations regarding the needs of various ethnic groups, even in the church.

As a minister of the gospel it is very rare that I have used my ethnicity to make a point, however for the sake of discussion I will do so here.  As an African American who was born in the south in the late 50s, I am now old enough to say that I have seen and even experienced both the good and the bad in these United States of America.  However, my ministry has given me an opportunity to create bridges among people, groups, communities, and churches in order to promote the mission of reconciliation and unity, and to help make a better world.

Few will argue that over the last 20 years America has strived to place diversity on its national agenda, and some will testify that it has succeeded in many ways.  But while some communities and churches have embraced this mission of reconciliation and unity, and have progressed somewhat, there are still some that struggle in this area.  However, we must be able to have honest conversations, and for me, as a minister for all youth and young adults, this is one of those times.

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