T. D. Jakes, Harry Jackson Lead Christian Leaders In Healing the Racial Divide With ‘Reconciled Church’ Summit


In the four days leading up to Martin Luther King Day, church leaders from across the nation are heading to Texas for an event aimed at “healing the racial divide.” It’s called The Reconciled Church.

The event kicks off Thursday at Bishop T.D. Jakes’ church in Dallas, The Potter’s House. Bishop Harry Jackson is co-hosting.

“It was Dr. King who said that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” the event website quoted Bishop Jakes.

“We cannot continue as if we live in a post-racial society, when there is mounting evidence to the contrary. Recent history is loudly telegraphing the need for a meaningful dialogue on race,” he added.

The summit began with a private prayer session and panel discussion. The dialogue will focus on what organizers call “The Seven Bridges of Peace.” Those include:

  • Prayer summits
  • Reconciliation forums
  • Community engagement forums
  • Community service and compassion outreaches
  • Personal, marriage and family development
  • Engagement with the criminal justice system
  • Economic development strategies

Some of the leaders in attendance include, Dr. Alveda King, Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, Dr. Tony Evans, James Robison, Dr. R.A. Vernon and Dr. Jim Garlow.


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