Racism Contradicts Christianity
Paul Tillich, a Christian German-American was one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. His published works are still used in colleges and seminaries in North America and around the world. In his book, The Shaking of Foundations: Sermons Applicable to the Personal and Social Problems of our Religious Life, Tillich theorized about how the word sin means to be separated from God. Within the context of the Biblical scripture, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” when we do not love our neighbor whose skin color is darker or whose religion is not Christianity does this mean we have sinned and become separated from the meaning of God’s love?
21st century America is a multicultural and pluralist society. Watch and listen to the interviews with four Christian leaders talking about “racism, religious intolerance, and Christianity in the pulpit and the public square.”