Formed for Justice Opportunities and Resources

The racial protests occurring around the country directs the question, “How should the church and individual Christian respond?” To be informed is our first step in answering the question “How.” Throughout the Bible we learn that God is a God of justice and that through the power of the gospel Christians are called to live in the ways that reflect this justice. Scripture tells us that one of the most powerful ways that the church embodies the gospel is through the love and unity we demonstrate across economic, cultural and racial divides (Col 3:12-15). What does this look like in our fractured society? How can we stay hopeful when it seems we are more divided than ever? 

  • Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison

    Jan 14 and Feb. 1, 2021, Meg McClure will facilitate a book study discussion, sending discussion questions to those participating.

    Be the Bridge presents a compelling vision of what it means for every follower of Jesus to become a bridge builder, committed to pursuing justice and racial unity in light of the gospel.

    The book is available as a printed book, e-book and audio book through the Seattle King County and Sno-Isle Libraries as well as through various book retailers. 

  • One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love by John Perkins

    One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love by John Perkins will be used during the Lenten series Feb.24-March 24, 2021. John Perkins is a long-time Christian leader in racial reconciliation. Pastor Kurt will lead us through discussions on this book in the NCPC Together Time Wednesday Evenings Feb. 24-March 24, 2021 leading into Easter Week of March 29-April 4, 2021.

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church’s Justice and Racial Reconciliation Website 

    Visit www.belpresjustice.orgThe site has been developed over the past six years. Starting with “Where Do I Start” may help in your search of the website. The site also has a monthly newsletter to which you may sign up.

  • World Vision - May We Be One – Pastors Pursuing Racial Justice


    The website has the video recordings of year-long course that World Vision is running for pastors on racial justice issues. World Vision has put together a core team of racial reconciliation leaders to teach and lead this class including Dr. Efrem Smith, Rev. Sandra Maria Van Opstal and Dr. Soong-Chan Rah. You may need to scroll down the page to find Session One Resources: Questions and Challenges: Individual Sin/Corporate Sin – Is racism and racial injustice a personal issue or structural and systemic?