A Call to Action
“What does the Lord require of you but to do Justice” Micah 6:8a
God is calling us to actively engage in the work of racial justice by eradicating racism, staying current, and collectively strategizing to inform our congregations, community organizations, and concerned citizens when racism impacts all lives. Below are websites to report racist abuses in our nation, your local church, and communities:
- Fight Voter Suppression Laws: Contact the American Civil Liberties Union
- Report Acts of Racism, Extremism, and Violence
- Prevent Cyberbullying and Social Media Abuse. Familiarize yourself with language, buzzwords, and symbols.
- Know your rights. Contact Equal Justice Under the Law.
General Synod Policy Statements on Racial Justice
The foundation of our work rests on the policy statements made by the General Synod of the United Church of Christ. During General Synod 23 an addendum was added to 1993 Pronouncement calling the UCC to become a Multiracial, Multicultural Church. The addendum called the UCC to also become an "Anti-Racist" denomination. In doing so, we encourage all Conferences and Associations and local churches of the UCC to adopt anti-racism mandates, including policy that encourages anti-racism programs for all UCC staff and volunteers.
Visit our website: www.ucc.org/justice_issues
For more information contact: Velda Love, Minister for Racial Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 736-3719