Our hope for this group is to live into the many scripture references that call us to “act justly.” Our desire is to have faithful, respectful conversations and also to share resources and ideas for how we might truly take steps to make our world just for each and every person. We will share our ideas, interesting articles, or calls to action that we become aware of. And please know that we will not always agree on what steps need to be taken — but we will strive to respect one another’s desires, opinions, and ways in which we will choose to work toward justice.
We are encouraged by this statement from a Brother from the Society of St. John: “The task before us is enormous. Justice and liberty for all will not happen overnight. But each one of us can do one thing that will make a difference in our world. In the days to come, you might want to consider what you can do in 8 minutes and 46 seconds that will bring hope and healing to our broken world.”
Join our Justice Ministries group on Realm to be inspired to action. Contact Meredith Onion for more information or email Jeannette Lloyd to be added to the group.
It is important in our understanding of racism to hear from our brothers and sisters of color. Please take the time to listen to UCC pastor, The Rev. Otis Moss’s sermon. There is much work to be done for ‘someday’ to be sooner rather than later.
Here’s a recording of Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, talking with an administrator at Evanston Township High School: