by Alexei Laushkin
“What can I do?” is a frequently asked question when it comes to issues related to race in our communities.
Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. and Kingdom Mission Society (where I am the founder) are commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by engaging 50 houses of worship, faith-based and other civic organizations to work together as bridge builders for racial understanding and action.
Since 2018, we have been identifying good answers to that question, as well as, providing and promoting opportunities to add your voice and to be engaged with people of faith in supporting the legacy of Dr. King. We recognize there are many organizations striving to advance his dream. These efforts are often isolated and do not receive the attention they deserve. We will seek to create a supportive regional network of allies and friends committed to enhancing racial understanding and moving toward Dr. King’s dream of the beloved community.
MLK 50 Bridges and our corresponding Covenant of Action is a collaborative effort to:
- Break the silence around racism
- Build bridges of understanding
- Share information and promote relevant community activities related to racial understanding
- Provide education and training to help develop knowledge and skills to disrupt and dismantle racism
Here is a some video of a Facebook Live Recording which explains our work. Around minute 35:00 we get into some of the topics that come up on racial understanding within churches.