In seeking racial reconciliation, we begin to understand each other through dialogue and relationships.
A mosaic is an image made from the assemblage of small–often broken–pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. Their different colors work together to form a new, beautiful picture. A mosaic happens in community when we experience reconciliation with God and with others who are different from us. Together we form a beautiful, multicolored image.
Willow Creek is a place where people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds are embraced, find a place of belonging, and can unleash their unique contributions toward bringing the hope of Christ to our church, community, and world.
In seeking racial reconciliation, we begin to understand each other through real conversations and authentic relationships. We recognize the devastating consequences of structural inequality in our society, and can become advocates for justice.Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
-- 2 Cor. 5:17 NIV
7:30 p.m. Chapel, Willow South Barrington, Wednesday, June 14
Come hear from the co-author of the book that prompted a race conversion in Bill Hybels and in Willow. Michael Emerson, co-author of “Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America,” will speak on the findings of his seminal book and what's changed about race and the church since its publication a decade and a half ago. Read up before Emerson’s talk by buying the book here or at the Seeds Bookstore.
***Also, please register for The Justice Conference at Willow South Barrington, June 9–10. Join a contingent from Mosaic as an array of speakers guide us through topics like race and education, poverty & inequity, peacemaking, immigration, and refugees. Use the code, “Willow17” for $70 off registration.