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All God’s Children: Growing Kids who Embrace a Biblical View of Racial Unity

August 26, 2017

Steven Harris moderates a panel discussion with Trillia Newbell, Rachel Metzger, Jason Paredes, Byron Day, and Ashfin Ziafat on raising children who will embrace God's plan for racial unity and reconciliation. 

Afshin Ziafat

Afshin was born in Houston, Texas. He moved with his family to their native country of Iran when he was two years old. In the midst of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Afshin’s family moved back to Houston when he was six years old. Afshin received his undergraduate degree in history … Read More

Jason Paredes

Jason Paredes serves as Lead Pastor of Fielders Church in Arlington, Texas. He is married to Virginia and they are the parents of five children. Read More by this Author

Rachel Metzger

Rachel Metzger is has been an educator for 18 years. She is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Villanova University. A wife and mother of two, she resides in Wilmington, Del. Read More by this Author

Steven Harris

Steven Harris serves as a Policy Director, with a particular focus on the U.S. Senate. In this role, he works with government leaders in the legislative and executive branches to advocate for the ERLC’s position on important issues, while also analyzing legislation and producing content for ERLC outlets. He holds a … Read More

Trillia Newbell

Trillia Newbell serves as the Director of Community Outreach for the ERLC. She is the author of numerous books, including Sacred Endurance: Finding Grace and Strength for a Lasting Faith (2019). Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, True Woman, Christianity Today, The … Read More