How We Respond
Critical Conversations About Race for Your Family, Church & Community
As we grapple with the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others, we want to be people who are listening, learning and engaging critical conversations about race in America.
Over the years, the Q Team has curated a wide variety of talks on systemic racism, injustice and reconciliation, featuring trusted leaders like John Perkins, Lecrae, Latasha Morrison and so many others.
During this important moment, we are making these talks available for free. This week, share this essential playlist with your family, neighbors, church and community. It is our prayer that these talks will resource your learning, spark necessary conversations, and help us discover healing and the way forward together.
Current Issue Playlist: Race
Race, Righteous Anger & Resolution (Lecrae) - Like Jesus overturning tables in the temple, how can we best express the righteous anger we all carry? Lecrae offers a perspective that propels our communities toward hope and true reconciliation. (Click To View Talk)
Building Bridges (LaTasha Morrison) - As the founder of an organization called Be the Bridge, Latasha Morrison’s work empowers people and culture toward racial healing, equity and reconciliation. In this talk, she encourages us to engage others in a way that leads to reconciliation, peace and mutual benefit. (Click To View Talk)
Race Reparations (Duke Kwon) - In the United States, conversations about racial inequalities often include the touchy topic of reparations. In this talk, pastor Duke Kwon challenges us to see the Church’s responsibility to repair the sins of the past and imagine this unique opportunity in a concrete, restorative way. (Click To View Talk)
Lessons From Ferguson (Captain Ronald Johnson) - Amid the historic protests that followed Michael Brown’s death, former Highway Patrol Captain Ronald Johnson was appointed to lead law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri. In this talk, he shares what he learned and what we must remember in times of outrage and heartbreak. (Click To View Talk)
Implicit Racial Bias (David Bailey) - Whether we realize it or not, we’re all affected by implicit racial bias. In this essential talk, David Bailey shows us how the silent and subtle tendency to “otherize” has loud and lasting effects, and he offers us a hopeful way forward. (Click To View Talk)
Systemic Preference (Adam Thomason) - The inauguration of Barack Obama led to conjecture that America was officially a post-racial society; however, after more than a decade of continued injustice, we know that is simply not true. In this talk, Adam Thomason leads a conversation on how we can dismantle the unjust structures still so prevalent in society. (Click To View Talk)
Repairing The Breach (John M. Perkins) - As someone who’s spent his life fighting racism and serving as a pioneer of Christian Community Development, John M. Perkins shares his perspective, legacy and hope for the future with us in this Q Talk. (Click To View Talk)
Mapping Environmental Injustice (Rusty Pritchard) - Resource Economist Rusty Pritchard helps us understand how past decisions have created unjust environments for under-resourced people groups, and he points us toward our opportunity to change this reality. (Click To View Talk)
Finding Redemption (Cyntoia Brown-Long) - Cyntoia Brown-Long was sentenced to life in prison for killing a 43-year-old man after he bought her for sex when she was 16 years old. In this talk, she educates us about the American criminal justice system by sharing her own journey from incarceration to freedom. (Click To View Talk)
The Burning Church (Greg Thompson) - In a divided and broken cultural moment, Greg Thompson reminds us what the church should be by helping us recover a historic vision that brings life, community and faithfulness to our communities. (Click To View Talk)
An Antidote To Gun Violence (Sheila Calloway) - As Nashville’s Juvenile Court Judge, Sheila Calloway has seen firsthand the harm of gun violence, particularly on the youngest members of our society. In this talk, she invites us to offer hope to young people caught in a culture of gun violence. (Click To View Talk)
Bridging The Divide (Chuck Mingo) - What role does the Church have to play in racial reconciliation? Cincinnati pastor Chuck Mingo argues it is central to our mission as Christ-followers. In his talk, he shares how his church began to bridge the racial divide in his city and challenges us to do the same. (Click To View Talk)