A recent Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) article, “Race Relations In U.S. At A Low Point In Recent History, New Poll Suggests,” reports the different perceptions of whites and blacks on how well the United States is during in the areas of race relations, jobs, and equal justice. The survey also indicates how different races view political issues. This survey just supports what we know: On the surface, our race colors our view of our country. Whether it is “Black Lives Matters,” the Oscars, or the killing of blacks by police, some feel injustice is ever present while others feel “political correctness” stops anyone who has questions about these “perceived” injustices, labeling these individuals as insensitive, ill-informed, or even a racist.
While we have been divided by our differences, Jesus’ death on the cross calls us together to that hallowed, sacred place. No matter our race, our politics, or our neighbors (rural, suburban, or urban), our ultimate need is to be reconciled with Christ. This is what the Apostle Paul taught us through 2 Corinthians 5:19, “…that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
In this time where there is a need for believers to galvanize around the truth of Christ and engage in reconciliation with Him in order to be reconciled with one another, The Joseph Factor Group is continuing its commitment to justice and reconciliation. We will garner our years of experience in the spaces of diversity and inclusion, facilitation, and mediation along with our reputation of aiding in moving organizations forward, as we walk beside leaders in communities, ministries, and institutions of learning to see positive strides in the areas of justice and reconciliation. We are committed to partner with these leaders to host lectures, workshops, and institutes to not only have meaningful discussions but also design action plans for justice and reconciliation.
Our prayer is based in the prayer of the Savior, when He taught us to pray, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” In Jesus’ name! Amen!
Anthony Bobo, Jr.
The Joseph Factor Group