As a multicultural body, we need to listen to each other, to hear the hurt and the pain of our church family who have experienced and experience racism, to learn together and move together to fill the space where God leads. We need to learn more about the issues, to hear from Scripture, and then to be and do in our church and our wider community; to speak and live out the unconditional love, care and justice of our Lord, into the injustice.
Here are determined next steps, so far, on listening, learning, & doing…
1. Providing resources for learning, awareness - starting with a few we will post this week through the website, Facebook, and E-life
2. Having more gatherings for dialogue - for listening to each other, learning, grieving. The next times & dates for gatherings will be planned for September.
3. Then we will move together: this will involve action both internally in our church, and externally in our wider surrounding community.
4. Racial Justice is reflected in our Core Values - so you’ll also be hearing more; including sermons and service inclusions about this, as we share the church’s Mission, Vision, Core Values and Strategies with you in the Fall.