Faith communities are particularly positioned to lift up alternative visions for community that are rooted in love, justice, and collective liberation. White people of faith have a special responsibility to interrupt a process that seeks to mobilize our community against our neighbors of color. Thus we are calling for a
National Weekend of Faith Actions May 14-15th
Love Is Unstoppable
Another World is Possible
Is your faith community discerning what the next brave step is to show up for racial justice? Is your congregation considering hanging a #BlackLivesMatter banner? Has your banner or yard sign at your church been defaced, and you’re wondering how to respond or needing support? In this historic moment, now is the time for collective action. We offer this toolkit as support and inspiration for you efforts. Click here to read our Faith Action Kit.
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“My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.”
In the wake of the massacre of nine Black Members of the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SURJ held a conference call on Friday, June 19th to offer share information and context from Charleston, share key feedback and messages for engaging and talking to other white people and steps for action. Click here for the call notes, next steps, and audio recording of the call.
SURJ compiled these resources for #ReclaimMLK weekend 2015. Please share and use them to help bring social justice into your community or congregation. Click here to read the Sparks and Resources for #ReclaimMLK.