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.