I am thankful that The United Methodist Church is focusing on ending racism. We could ignore the lessons of our past or learn from them. The website above has resources for this difficult work. Confronting our individual and institutional racism can be disruptive. It can make us feel uncomfortable. And, it can show us why and how we can change the world to reflect more clearly God's vision for all of us. I encourage you to look at the resources, participate in the discussions, and prayerfully consider your next step as a Christian and our next step as a church.
Begin with THIS 20-minute video, from Dr. Robin DiAngelo, Deconstructing White Privilege. Lower your defenses and enter into this lesson with an open mind and a loving heart. I believe with the Love of Christ we can do this work, press on to freedom, and transform our neighborhood and God's world.