Critical Race Theory

A Report on the IFCA Annual Convention (Part 3)

Read Part 1, and Part 2.

Another topic that received almost as much attention as the main theme at this year’s IFCA International Annual Convention, which was held in Lincoln, Neb., from June 28 to July 2, was social justice as well as the related subjects of critical race theory, intersectionality and wokeness.

In this final installment of a series about the convention, I will attempt to sum up a great deal of discussion that occurred on this topic.

First of all, on Tuesday morning, it was the subject of the first theological panel called, “Race and the Social Justice Issue.” Panel participants were as follows:

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Interview Video: Voddie Baucham Explains ‘Looming Catastrophe’ of Critical Race Theory in the Church

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A Plea to the PCA on Critical Race Theory

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