Why (and How) Your Church Should Address Racial Inequality

Mosaix Co-Founder Oneya Okuwobi urges and equips planters to initiate and engage in important, unifying conversations about racial inequality

Oneya Okuwobi

In this training video from Exponential East 2016, Mosaix Co-Founder Oneya Okuwobi explains how the Church can integrate diversity that reflects the Kingdom of God.

Many people roll their eyes and disengage when the subject of racism, racial inequality, racial reconciliation, or white privilege is raised. Okuwobi believes we must engage these conversations in ways that bring people together and constructively advance the dialogue.

“Ultimately, we must find a way to unify the body of Christ that leads to transformation in our country,” she says. “While racial inequalities definitely exist in today’s society, they don’t have to permeate the local church, which should be an expression of the equality of the gospel.”

Key Highlights:

  • A simple explanation of the concept of “race”
  • How racial inequalities surface in the Church
  • How leaders can break down inequalities in our churches

Oneya Fennell Okuwobi is a Ph.D. student in sociology at Ohio State University. In ministry, Okuwobi serves as the director of cultural inclusion at Peoples Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is the co-founder (with Mark DeYmaz) of the Mosaix network.

Join Okuwobi and the rest of the Mosaix team at Exponential East 2017, where they will be hosting the Multi-Ethnic pre-conference and workshops focusing on multi-ethnic churches and racial issues in the Church.