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A pentecostal commitment to racial reconciliation & interfaith dialogue

Immerse yourself in the study of racial reconciliation and interfaith dialogue, and earn an open-access certificate that recognizes your commitment to fostering unity, mutual respect, and understanding among diverse communities

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Introduction
Dr. Steven Félix-Jäger
Introduction: A Pentecostal commitment to racial reconciliation and interfaith dialogue
Life Pacific University professor, Dr. Steven Félix-Jäger, introduces an open-access certificate on A Pentecostal Commitment to Racial Reconciliation and Interfaith Dialogue, highlighting the urgency of addressing issues of racial and religious division in the world today. The four videos will demonstrate the Pentecostal narrative's role in tackling these important topics. Pentecostalism, a global movement, has grown exponentially since the 1980s, reflecting a complex interplay of local, transnational, and global engagements. Pentecostal social ethics emphasize the importance of reconciliation, not just justice, in building a more equitable society. This certificate aims to demonstrate how Pentecostalism's rich history and global identity offer an appropriate vocabulary and grammar to address matters of race and interfaith dialogue.
Module 1
Dr. Jennifer Miskov
Module 1: Living a life of fire: Reconciliation through worship & revival
Dr. Jennifer Miskov discusses the significance of the Holy Spirit and worship within Pentecostalism and racial reconciliation. She talks about how God uses a diversity of people to pour out his spirit and how passion for Jesus is at the heart of revival. She gives an example of the Welsh Revival, which was marked by prayer, testimony, and worship. Evan Roberts, an uneducated 26-year-old, was the leader God raised up, and the Welsh Revival was a singing revival because of the prominence of worship. Miskov also talks about how social transformation happened during the revival, and how it was also happening in India with Pandita Ramabai. Finally, Miskov discusses how Frank Bartleman was praying for the same revival to come to Southern California as it was happening in Wales and India, and how William J. Seymour, a black man, played a significant role in the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles.
Module 2
Rev. Aaron Calhoun
Module 2: Pentecostal Peacemakers: Empowered to make peace
Rev. Aaron Calhoun discusses peacemaking and how it is a prophetic practice that requires a holy dependence on the baptism and leading of the Holy Spirit to cultivate peace that Jesus has created. There are five expressions of diversity throughout the biblical text. We must become Pentecostal peacemakers to pursue unity in the body of Christ for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus. We must respond to liberation theology, public theology, and Pentecostal theology with a Pentecostal Spirit-baptized framework and practice. Jesus was the great liberator, reconciler, and Spirit baptizer, and we can partner with him today through liberation theology. Liberation theology is a derivative of contextual theology, which seeks to reconcile people to God through Jesus Christ by the Spirit.
Module 3
Dr. Amos Yong
Module 3: Building Interfaith bridges, deepening Pentecostal faith
Dr. Amos Yong emphasizes that Pentecostal commitments should be based on the roots of the word Pentecost found in the Book of Acts, rather than what happens in churches. The apostles' Pentecostal commitments inform contemporary understandings of difficult topics like racial reconciliation and interfaith dialogue. The Book of Acts highlights intercultural, interethnic, and transtribal encounter challenges, difficulties, and opportunities, and Ephesus is an example of this. The Pentecostal commitment is to continually ask the Holy Spirit what to do when confronted with otherness. Paul's encounters with the natives of Malta and the healing of Publius' father illustrate the Pentecostal commitment to interethnic, interracial, and interfaith ministry. The Holy Spirit invites us to receive power and witness, and scripture provides an opportunity to empathize with its characters while historical perspectives help understand their contexts.
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By participating in this quiz, you have the opportunity to test your understanding of the principles and values that shape the Pentecostal perspective on promoting unity, addressing historical injustices, and engaging in constructive dialogue across diverse racial and religious communities. Successful completion of this quiz will earn you a certificate, recognizing your knowledge and commitment to this important topic.

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A Pentecostal Commitment to Racial Reconciliation & Interfaith Dialogue

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Why is the book of Acts about intercultural, inter-ethnic, trans-tribal encounter, challenges, difficulties, and opportunities?

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According to Dr. Miskov, what is the heart of revival?

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According to Dr. Yong, what question should we ask when we look to biblically engage matters of interfaith dialogue?

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Which of the following terms refers to the end of any estrangement between God and others that was brought about sin?

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Which historian and eyewitness of the Azusa Street Revival said “The ‘color line’ was washed away in the blood”?

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According to Rev. Calhoun, which of the following is not one of the types of diversity revealed in scripture?

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In Rev. Calhoun’s analogy, which of the following refers to a public theology of embrace?

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Why are racial reconciliation and interfaith dialogue pertinent topics for our globalized world?

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