Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Recommended Reading: ASM, APM and AETE Statement on Race and Injustice in the United States of America

The American Society of Missiology, the Association of Professors of Mission and the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education have issued a joint statement on race and injustice in the United States of America. The short, theologically-grounded statement acknowledges the impact of racism on the history and practice of mission and lays out six commitments for future work toward ending racism. Such a joint public statement is a first for the three groups, and this is the first time that the American Society of Missiology has made a public statement on any current issue.

The three groups each bring together a mix of scholars and practitioners from ecumenical Protestant, independent evangelical, and Catholic traditions. The three groups have members and leaders from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, and Asian Americans are particularly well-represented, but each group is majority white.

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