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More than in any time in our nation's history, there's a greater opportunity now for minority populations to let their voices be heard, influence society, and reshape the role of government in their lives. This is not the time for violence, nor is it the time to demand more handouts from governments that have failed to give minorities what they truly need and deserve: a better life so they can achieve their own destiny. A Manifesto: Christian America's Contract with Minorities by Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr. sets the stage for a biblical agenda or manifesto to bring about social change in our nation. Christians of every denomination and ethnic stripe are welcome to join this coalition to contribute to our national vision and strategic direction. Rather than continuing to let government view minorities as precocious children too young to drive, A Manifesto offers an outline to strengthen people to work together to be empowered in key areas, from education and public policy reform to wealth creation and entrepreneurship. Christians everywhere are urged to join in and build a brighter tomorrow for all of us.
About the Author
Harry R. Jackson Jr. (1953-2020) was an American Christian preacher and Pentecostal bishop who served as the senior pastor at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, and as the presiding bishop of the International Communion of Evangelical Churches. He was the founder and chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, composed of ministers who actively promote socially conservative causes. Bishop Jackson was also a co-founder of the Reconciled Church Initiative, which seeks to bring racial healing to the church and America. He authored several books in addition to A Manifesto, including You Were Born for More: Six Steps to Breaking Through to Your Destiny, The Way of the Warrior: How to Fulfill Life's Most Difficult Assignments, and In-Laws, Outlaws, and the Functional Family: A Real-World Guide to Resolving Today's Family Issues. With George Barna, he co-authored High Impact African American Churches, which received the Silver Medallion award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Bishop Jackson earned a B.A. in English from Williams College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.