Unity Conversation with Tasha Morrison


July 9, 2016

This week was heavy.

On Friday morning, we woke up to yet another shooting–this time in Dallas. It was the third day that we have been grieving with families who lost loved ones, and we continue to beg God to help us in the face of injustice.

We find ourselves asking the questions: What should our response be? How do we move forward?

Racial Reconciliation

My friend, Tasha Morrison, and I decided to lead a conversation about how we build bridges toward unity in the midst of tragedy and division. Our hope is that this will be a moment where we rally and respond in a way that gives God glory and works for the good of others.

You can watch the video below.

Be a part of the conversation.

You can download Tasha’s 10 Things Every Racial Bridge Builder Should Know for free right here.

I encourage you to join us in praying for the victims and their families.

Right when we finished filming this livestream, we headed out for queso and Tex-Mex at Matt’s El Rancho. I felt it important to tell Cooper about the last few days–all of it.

And he said, “Mom, we need Martin.” (As in Martin Luther King, Jr.)

And I said, “Well, Cooper, I believe his mission lives on in our friend Tasha, and his mission (Jesus’ mission) will live on in you, too.”

I believe in a better world–a better day.

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6 Responses to “Unity Conversation with Tasha Morrison”

  1. Greetings. I found a link to this conversation from Chrystal Evans Hurst who published another conversation recently. I really thank you, both of you, for speaking out, for lifting up the banner of Christ over this impasse. I really knew I struck gold when I heard Tasha mentioned John 17. That, and encouraging people to listen was a real confirmation I somehow needed. Thank you… “Lord we’re grateful today that this grace You’ve bestowed upon us Your bridge builders is not vain…in Your Name Jesus “YA-SHUA” indeed You are our safety. Amen.”

  2. Joann Carlson

    Thank you for letting us listen to your conversation; for the sharing. It is so hard listening to the news. I know that there is a lot of fear out there. We can’t live in fear. Thankful for the Lord and the power of the Holy Spirit in my life. Praying for all of the families that have lost loved ones. I am so thankful for this message.

  3. Peggy

    Thank you Tasha and Jennie for giving “voice” to these tragic events and opening up a UNITY Conversation.

    I really have no words to express my utter dismay since San Bernadino, CA to the two recent tragic events in Florida of Christina Grimmie and the Pulse Nightclub; to Baton Rouge, LA to my birthplace of St. Paul, MN (home) ending with Dallas, TX … such terrible tragic losses as I read about this from a distance, south of the border in Mexico (which is corrupt and violent as well) but they look to us … what difference we make?

    I appreciate any and all “bridges” being built and attempts to resolve centuries of racial tension (not just since the 50s and 60s). I’m numb, but still praying as the Spirit enables and you’re right that this calls also for face to face peaceful discussions and ACTion. May God lead the church and us to do our part in bringing and restoring peace in Jesus’ name. Much GRACE and continual prayers …
    another sister in Christ, who cares deeply ~ Peggy … again thank you.

  4. LaShan Fagan

    I watched the video and I too am sadden by the lack of understanding between the races. As an African American female married to a former police officer for over 30 years. I have a unique perspective on this subject. My husband watched the shootings and was livid. In his 35 years as a police officer he has fought with suspects and never once used his weapon. He is convinced it is a combination of fear of black males and lack of training. I am praying for everyone affected by these tragic and unnecessary events. I can understand the frustration and if I can take a little liberty here, I believe our (people of color) anger is in the injustice where you have no accountability for the officers’ actions when it clearly shows they were wrong. When one is never held accountable one tends to keep doing the wrong. Our legal system needs to start holding these officers accountable and convict them of these senseless and unnecessary shootings. That’s what we are looking for, otherwise it sends the message that Black Male lives really don’t matter. Praying for God’s peace and justice to prevail in love.

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