The Raceless Gospel Initiative
The Raceless Gospel Initiative is faith seeking understanding—without race. It is a didactic, multifaceted ministry that decenters the sociopolitical construct of race and its progeny through resourceful teaching and relevant preaching, prophetic witness, courageous conversations, experiential learning, community building, soul-bearing writing and publication 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
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.
- A special limited Advent series is coming soon, reflecting on faith, peace, joy and love, and considering 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.
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.
ARTICLES BY STARLETTE THOMAS
How should we respond to spilled blood, resulting from blatant acts of racism and social injustice? One faith leader and the organization he leads suggest a time-tested, biblical act.
The second Monday in October now has two holidays in the U.S. Each tells of the same events from vastly different perspectives. Let’s adopt an accurate poem and a new focus for this annual observance.
Too often the church in North America has ignored or covered up its abuses and misdeeds. What is the point of baptism if we simply rinse and repeat?
A growing number of Christians are asking hard questions of the church as they consider its misguided, unjust and toxic elements. We have much deconstruction left to do before rebuilding can start.
A new school year is upon us, even as COVID-19 continues to plague us due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant. Building community is difficult, but vital work to model a better way for future generations.
Repeat a lie long, and often, enough and people will believe it’s true. Some men in the church have been doing this since Christianity began, refusing to believe women are truth-tellers and gospel-proclaimers. It’s past time for this to change.