The Sunday following the non-indictment of officer Darren Wilson, we had the opportunity to host a discussion and prayer gathering in the English congregations of our Chinese immigrant churches. We are both second generation Chinese American, InterVarsity staff in the Pacific region, and currently attend Chinese immigrant churches.
Our churches have multiple congregations for English, Mandarin, and Cantonese speakers. Growing up in the Chinese immigrant church, we have learned to love this community and desired for our churches to engage with current issues of police brutality against Black lives. Much of the content for this discussion came through the resources of our communities.
This ebook can be adapted even as similar stories have risen surrounding Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and many others. And though we are writing from the perspective of the Chinese Immigrant Church, we believe that this material can be used in many different contexts.
We hope that this ebook can help your churches take steps forward in the areas of Biblical reconciliation and justice.