BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of current racial tensions, police-involved deaths and a controversial political cycle, much of America is struggling to find sources responsible for the unrest.
Beyond additional protests or social media exchanges, a nationally-recognized, Birmingham, Alabama-based pastor addressed these issues head-on, directly with his congregation. But, his position spoke to faith-based organizations as a whole.
Van Moody's open letter includes frank statements like;
"I believe the reason America is struggling to atone for its current injustices is that The Church forfeited its position as the moral conscious of society."
His unique call-to-action introduces the possibly uncomfortable position that;
"Every church must accept that America's problem is their problem."
Van Moody not only issues a clarion call to his congregation, but also a call-to-action for all churches in America. While the letter also outlines his ministry's commitment to effect change, the charge to The Church is at the center.
The open letter is attached or can be found here, on The Worship Center Christian Church's website:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Van Moody is the best-selling author of The People Factor and serves as founder and pastor of The Worship Center Christian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, a three-campus ministry plus a vibrant online campus. In addition, he is on the board of Joel Osteen's Champions Network, a member of Dr. Oz's Core Team, and is an associate trainer in Japan for Dr. John Maxwell's EQUIP leadership organization. His new book, The I Factor, will be released November 22. Moody, his wife, Ty, and their two children live in Birmingham, Alabama.
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