INTRODUCTION

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The Raceless Gospel Initiative is faith seeking understanding—without race. It is a didactic, multifaceted ministry of communication that decenters the sociopolitical construct of race and its progeny for the sake of Jesus’ gospel and in hopes of practicing an inclusive hospitality for a raceless “kin-dom” of God to come.

The initiative seeks to ultimately undermine the credibility of the sociopolitical construct of race in all Christian communications and in all Christian communities so that Jesus followers can live more deeply into their baptismal identity.

PODCAST

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Rev. Starlette Thomas is a womanist in ministry and the host of “The Raceless Gospel.” In this ongoing conversation, Word meets Flesh. Thomas and guests talk about that taboo trinity — race, religion and politics.

 

Starlette Thomas, your podcast pastor, is here to tell you that the doors of this church are open!

  • Season 3, Body Language, looks at the North American church’s body language, examining how we have mishandled and marginalized some of our members.
  • A special limited Advent 2021 series, reflected on faith, peace, joy and love, and considered the significance of Jesus’ birth for Mary then and for us today.
  • Bodywork, the theme of Season 2, addressed the damage that the church in North America has done to itself.
  • In Season 1, Thomas and her guests fleshed out that taboo trinity — race, religion and politics and everything in between and all that gets in between Christians.

MULTIMEDIA

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Request a Workshop / Presentation, Consultation or Preaching Opportunity

Starlette Thomas, director of The Raceless Gospel Initiative, is available to lead workshops, presentations or consultations for houses of faith and other organizations related to the Raceless Gospel. She is also available for preaching opportunities. To begin a conversation with Starlette, please complete the form below.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

TRGI ARTICLES BY STARLETTE THOMAS

Celebrating an Icon Who Embodied Freedom

Celebrating an Icon Who Embodied Freedom

It’s someone’s 200th birthday! But how do you celebrate an embodiment of freedom? The answer is, “All year long.” I recently visited the birthplace of this icon, finding encouragement in her life’s work and witness.

‘When You Say Jesus, You Say Justice’

‘When You Say Jesus, You Say Justice’

The Baptist World Alliance held its first hybrid annual gathering in Birmingham, Alabama, this week, taking on the issue of race as an institution. Activist Allan Boesak emphasis that Jesus and justice are synonyms.

Why Did the U.S. Take So Long to Join the Party?

Why Did the U.S. Take So Long to Join the Party?

Celebrated on June 19 each year by African Americans and considered the community’s Independence Day, Juneteenth is set aside to celebrate the end of slavery in the U.S. It became a federal holiday in 2021.