Anti-Racism and Reconciliation

As one of the many Christian organizations that seek to be a part of God’s redeeming story, World Renew humbly stands, hand in hand, with our brothers and sisters around the world to declare God’s love for all people and every nation. We condemn words or actions that devalue any person or country.

World Renew is committed to being an anti-racist ministry. We operate within a Biblical framework which proclaims the truth that all people are created in the image of God and are therefore filled with dignity and worthy of our respect. We stand on two commands: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’. (Mark 12:30-31).

In truth, we are the neighbors who have been welcomed, loved, impacted, and transformed by the intelligent, talented, passionate, and committed people in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We give testimony to their depth, beauty, richness, and achievements. Our humble desire is simply to reflect the goodness and amplify the light which already exists in these countries. We are blessed to be on this journey together, especially in times of distress and oppression caused by poverty, disaster, and injustice at home and abroad. We walk together without showing partiality because we believe that showing partiality is sinful (James 2:1-10).

With gladness in our hearts we look forward to the day which the Apostle John describes: “there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:9)

PHOTO TOP: World Renew’s US Director, Carol Bremer-Bennett, soaks up the love and light of a community in Tanzania.

Our Vision

Honoring God, World Renew reflects God’s diverse body with anti-racist, transparent institutions that are accountable to the communities we serve for how we worship together, for our economic lives, and for reshaping our anti-racist cultural identities.

Who Are we?

  • We are an anti-racist, multicultural Christian organization that recognizes the destructive effects of racism on all members of our community.

  • We commit to restoring full participation and shared power of the entire community and being accountable to the people and communities we serve.

We Are a Community of Learners

  • We reject all forms of bias.

  • We are dedicated to sharing an anti-racist, anti-bias biblical perspective.

  • We implement anti-racist, anti-bias structures, policies, and practices that maximize the potential of our constituents.

We Are a Changing Community

  • We imagine a future without systemic racism and without bias so that all members of our community are empowered to use their creativity in an inclusive, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive environment.

World Renew's Anti-Racism/Reconciliation Team is committed to...

  • shaping awareness of systemic racism within the institution and analyzing the specific barriers to change;

  • fostering an organization-wide commitment to dismantle institutional racism and establish an anti-racist purpose;

  • developing an action plan for dismantling the structures that perpetuate racism within the organization;

  • developing cultural identities within the organization based on an anti-racist understanding; and,

  • building new organizational structures that share decision-making powers.