Authentic Racial Bridge-Builders
Be the Bridge is a non-profit organization and a community of people who share a common goal of creating healthy dialogue about race and racialization in the U.S., with an emphasis on promoting understanding about racial disparities and injustices.
[Be The Bridge's] vision is that people and organizations are aware and responding to the racial brokenness and systemic injustice in our world. People are no longer conditioned by a racialized society but grounded in truth. All are equipped to flourish.
How Be The Bridge works
Inspire people to have a distinctive and transformative response to racial division and be present and intentional toward racial reconciliation.
Equip bridge-builders toward fostering and developing vision, skills, and heart for racial healing.
Partner with existing organizations who have a heart for racial justice, restoration, and reconciliation.
Be The Bridge Values
We begin by looking at truth straight in the face. No sugar-coating. We believe that the truth will set us free.
You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:31b-32)
We trade defensiveness and pride for a posture of humility. We listen and acknowledge mistakes.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2)
We treat each other like fellow image-bearers and children of God. Without exception.
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13)
We acknowledge and sorrow in our brokenness and mistakes, deciding to move forward toward healing.
For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death. (2 Corinthians 7:10)
We receive God’s grace. We give grace. We grow in grace.
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. (John 1:16)
We center the voice of the marginalized and urge advocacy for racial justice across the legal, economic, political and social dimensions.
He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)
Acknowledging our interconnectedness, we help repair bonds that have been broken. We make right the injustice and brokenness in ourselves, communities and society.
…and he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. (2 Corinthians 5: 19b-20)