Racial Reconciliation

We wrote this with our colleagues in mind as a resource to equip them to get educated as well as in leading students on campus. What’s happening in Ferguson is a unique window that can catalyze us to engage issues of multi-ethnicty, justice, and systemic challenges.

By Megan Murdock Krischke

Increasingly, InterVarsity students and staff are becoming aware of the Native people on their campuses and in their communities.  I hope this story, and the ideas that follow, will give you concrete steps you can take to build relationships of respect, honor and trust with Native people. 

After hearing more than one pastor say, “We cannot experience the fullness of revival without the native Hawaiian people of this land,” Hawaiian campus staff member Moani Sitch felt God inspire her with a vision that would stimulate the reconciliation between Christians and native Hawaiians. Her vision became Ho‘olohe Pono, an experience based on the Hawaiian phrase that means to listen carefully, well, and rightly.