30 Days of Anti-Racism
Today's challenge is to engage in community organizing. "Your voice is needed to improve public education, health care, public safety for all people, elder care, criminal justice reform, etc. Put your faith into action in your community with acts of justice, not just acts of charity." The United Methodist Church has been engaged in community organizing from its very beginnings. In the name of Christ, The United Methodist Church has sought to work for change in the world. We have lost our way from time to time, but have undeniably made an impact on behalf of the poor, oppressed, and vulnerable. We are a community organizing Church.
Take a look at this fun claymation video that tells the history of the ways the church has engaged in social action. There is lots of work yet to do! I am thankful that doing this work is part of our faith DNA.