Following the commandment of Jesus Christ to love our neighbors as ourselves, and living into our Baptismal Covenant to respect the dignity of every human being, we, as members of the body of Christ, commit to recognize:
We commit to repenting and asking for forgiveness, thereby working to promote racial reconciliation, justice, healing, and understanding within our parish and the communities where we live and serve.
We believe healing racism is an act of faith. We joyfully join the Holy Spirit to transform this world into the Kingdom of God, celebrating the diversity and dignity of all creation, connecting people to each other and to the Divine.
“...walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
We accept the sacred responsibility to critically examine our own complicity in perpetuating practices of systemic racism, social injustice, and violence in our church and wider community by our promotion of exclusionary beliefs, actions, cultures, and behaviors—whether knowingly, unknowingly, or complacently—as individuals and as a faith community.
Adult Education: The Antiracism Book Club & More is a group that discusses contemporary and historical issues of race, color, and ethnicity and their impact on our society in order to enable change in perspective, both individually and collectively, to encourage antiracism in the broader community. It is designed as a safe place for members of our parish and community to gain a deeper understanding of how racism affects our lives. Beginning on June 13, the group will begin discussions on The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times, et al. These discussions will continue over the course of several weeks. In order to fully participate in these discussions, it is highly recommended that individuals obtain and read the book. If you would like to purchase the book from a minority owned bookstore, here are two local businesses: The Lit Bar and Sisters Uptown Bookstore. The group meets from 7 until 8pm on Mondays via Zoom. Please contact Fr. Bo Reynolds or the parish office for the Zoom link.