This is my testimony: I’m in Cincinnati, Ohio and am part of a 6-person circle. Our circle is only in it’s second month, but the on-going formal and informal conversations we are having are some of the hardest, most meaningful, messy, yet holy discussions I’ve ever been a part of! Tasha starts with Jesus’ prayer in John 17 as a call to unity and this framework serves to intentionally dive-in to topics surrounding racial divides that the American church has historically shyed away from addressing. Something powerful happens when you sit across from women of a variety of backgrounds, look them in the eyes, and listen to their stories and experiences- they become sisters. Racial unity is as culturally relevant today as ever and it’s time that the people of the cross intentionally address the so called “elephant in the room” that has traditionally left us segregated on Sunday morning. If you are feeling burdened for the cause of racial unity but have no clue where to start, I highly recommend the Bridge to Racial Unity. It’s not a problem with easy, or short-term solutions, but the guide is a great framework to help you intentionally address and discuss topics surrounding race. Through the guide and discussions, God has opened my eyes to some of the painful realities of white privilege that I previously didn’t know even existed. You don’t know what you don’t know. It’s time that Christians lead the way in reconciling- if the church can’t get it right, who will? Here’s the group of brave women that are diving into the guide together.