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The body of Christ is called to unity, but the dividing wall of racism continues to permeate our nation and the church. This discussion will address the historical aspects of racism and the church as well as analyze the current situation regarding racism in the church. The panelists will examine ways the church can begin to address racial injustices and offer solutions that seek to eradicate racism.


If you are a pastor or Christian leader please register to attend this interactive webinar.



Unity in the Body: Leaders Modeling Racial Justice Action Forum

JULY 31 AT 7:00 PM ET AND AUGUST 1 FROM 9:00 AM-3:00 PM ET

Christ is calling for unity in the Body of Christ. Yet, the sin of racism and its effects on all races continues to permeate our churches and communities. In a collaborative effort, let us move from knowledge to action. It is time for the Church, all of us, to heal and lead in transformational racial reconciliation for our sakes and the sake of the Kingdom.


This forum is facilitated by Dr. Michelle Raven and Dr. Linda P. Saunders. Joining them are local pastors, Dr. Santosh Ninan and Dr. Steven Froehlich. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with one another as well as the facilitators. This forum is designed to foster/build relationship across the color line and communication build relationship, foster 


Our Facilitators 

Michelle Raven, Ph.D., JD, MA. Dr. Raven is a Retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel (JAG Corps).

She currently serves as an Associate Professor at Columbia International University and she is an Associate Pastor at Concord Fellowship Baptist Church. She is a published author and the editor of the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS). She also writes curriculum for Columbia University’s BS/MA programs. Dr. Raven is a national and internationally renowned speaker/presenter.


Linda P. Saunders, Ph.D., MDiv, MA. Dr. Saunders champions racial reconciliation and for more than 15 years has served as a career missionary in South America fulfilling her vision for multicultural competency and diversity, without division, in the body of Christ. She serves as the Director for Missions Training with Ambassadors for Christ Ministries where she trains global missionaries. Dr. Saunders is a multicultural consultant for Wellspring of Hope, LLC., an adjunct faculty member at Columbia International University, a published author, journalist, and research analyst and has published several articles with the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS). 

Santosh Ninan, DMin, MA, is an associate pastor at Bethel Grove Bible Church in Ithaca New York. He was born in India, raised in Canada, and has lived in the United States for the past 7 years. He is married to Felicia and they have 3 school-age children.


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