Liturgically Enacting Racial Justice: The Belhar Confession

In 2010, the Reformed Church in America General Synod adopted the Belhar Confession as one of its doctrinal standards. This was a monumental decision for the denomination, as the most recent standard before Belhar was adopted hundreds of years ago. The adoption of the Belhar Confession was one of the deciding factors in my decision to seek ordination in this specific denomination. If a denomination could adopt a document that spoke about what it is for(unity, justice, reconciliation) instead of what it is against, I wanted to be part of the leadership of that denomination!

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Jes Kast