CHURCH LEADERS ACKNOWLEDGE THE RACISM IN THEIR MIDST
In response to the demonstrations across the United States and Canada in the wake of the May 25th death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, and The United Church of Canada have issued a joint letter. They write, “It is important for church members in our largely White churches to look at how we continue to perpetuate anti-Black racism, either inadvertently or intentionally."
Find resources and information on challenging White privilege, becoming an Intercultural church, the church's participation in the UN Decade for People of African Descent, and much more on our Anti Racism web page.
Consider taking a pause on posting to your social media channels for the rest of the day, as part of the #BlackoutTuesday movement. Use the time instead to read books on anti-racism, listen to podcasts by Black activists, or do some research into what your local community is doing to amplify the Black Lives Matter movement.
It is a time for listening and learning.