To coincide with Juneteenth, our United Methodist bishops announced the launch of a multi-level effort throughout the church to initiate a sustained and coordinated effort to dismantle racism and promote collective action to work toward racial justice.
“We recognize racism as a sin. We commit to challenging unjust systems of power and access. We will work for equal and equitable opportunities in employment and promotion, education and training; in voting, access to public accommodations, and housing; to credit, loans, venture capital, and insurance; to positions of leadership and power in all elements of our life together; and to full participation in the church and society.”
Dismantling Racism: A Service of Lament
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
United Methodists around the world will gather on the UMC website and on Facebook to pray and lament for the racism in our midst. We will also hear God’s call to join in the work of dismantling racism and pressing on to freedom for all.
Vista Ridge UMC Email Group – United Against Racism
An email group, United Against Racism, has been created to share information, resources, and action events. Dismantling Racism workshop attendees have been added to the group. To receive these periodic emails, send your request to [email protected].