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A Salvation Army guide tells “white Americans” to “stop trying to be color blind” with the aim of “daring conversations about racism.”

The guide, “Let’s Talk About Racism,” was released in April and created by the Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission. It is meant to provide “internal dialogue” on the issue of racism among members of the Salvation Army.


“While many Salvationists have acted resolutely and courageously against racism, the Salvation Army regretfully acknowledges that Salvationists have at times shared in the sins of racism and the economic, organizational and social pressures that perpetuate racism. conform,” the guide says.

The “Introduction” of the guide states that Christians There is a need to “evaluate” racist attitudes and practices.

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The guide states, “Christians urgently need to evaluate racist attitudes and practices in the light of our faith and live honestly in today’s world. We need to seek God’s wisdom and grace in every part of our lives.” needed.”

guide, first reported on daily wire, also calls on libertarians to apologize for their racism, stating that “it is necessary if we are to move toward racial reconciliation.”

Additionally, the guide states that “white culture” has challenges that need to be addressed, including “denials of racism,” “defensiveness about race,” and states that “white Americans” should Need to “stop trying to be color blind”.

“Stop trying to be color blind,” says the guide. “While this may sound helpful, it actually ignores God-given differences, as well as the beautiful cultures of our black and brown brothers and sisters. Instead of trying to be colorful, our differences Try to see the beauty in me, and welcome her into your homes, churches and workplaces.”

Under the “Resources” section, guide Ibrams X. Lists books by authors such as Kendy and Robin Diangelo.

The Salvation Army’s website also displays a “Study Guide on Racism” which claims that “racism can be so ingrained in institutions and culture that people may unknowingly and unknowingly perpetuate racial divisions.”

“For example, devout Christians who naively use racial adjectives or a well-thought-out Sunday school curriculum that uses only white photography and imagery,” the guide states,

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in a statement deployment of On Thursday, the Salvation Army claimed that “the Salvation Army believes that America is an inherently racist society.”

“Those claims are false, and they distort the goal of our work,” the Salvation Army said. “The truth is that the Salvation Army believes that racism is fundamentally incompatible with Christianity, and calls on us to work toward a world where all people are loved, accepted and valued. goes to our positional statement on racism That clarifies.”

The Salvation Army also responded to criticism of the study guides, claiming that “no one is being told how to think.”

“The Salvation Army sometimes publishes study guides on a variety of complex topics, including race, to promote positive dialogue and reflection among Mokshaists. The hope is that by discussing these issues openly, we can create a more thoughtful organization.” those who are in a better position to serve. Those in need. These guides are designed solely for internal use. No one is being told how to think. Period,” statement says.