In fall of 2019 in Los Angeles, a group of Christian faith leaders, pastors, speakers, academics, artists, and visionaries came together to dream about transforming the 21st century with the peace of Jesus. What would it take to inspire and equip the next generation to pursue peace, justice, and wholeness in the world? And would it be possible to create slow, beautiful, Jesus-centered content led by Christians of color to achieve this goal?
It was no accident that, as our team wrestled with these questions, the year 2020 hit. Faced with a global pandemic and forced to navigate this crisis while our country experienced racial unjustice on a national scale, we each found ourselves in conversation with local churches and communities, passionate about living out and embodying justice, restoration, and wholeness in this current moment. Some of these conversations were messy and hard. Some of our team was also navigating the pains of racism and violence against their own personhood and communities. In the midst of all of this, two things became abundantly clear: 1) the church needs tangible resources now to promote the peace of Jesus in the 21st century and 2) these conversations and resources need to be led by Christians of color.
Through mutual learning and shared meals, virtually and in person—Made for Pax was born. Our team literally stretches from coast to coast, from California to New York, Minnesota, Texas, Indiana and beyond. We are a Christian non-profit that is committed to resourcing the church with slow, beautiful, Jesus-centered content to reach the next generation and change the world through the biblical vision of Shalom.
Will you join us?