Yes, all people are beloved and worthy. God’s love is for everyone. But because Black lives are disproportionately, systematically, and violently devalued in this country, we specifically say, “Black lives matter.” As followers of Christ, we are called to stand with our siblings in the face of oppression and hatred.
Looking to be an ally? Listen to what Black people are saying. Read anti-racism books or articles. Learn about what is happening. Listen some more. Be humble.
This link contains more than 75 anti-racism resources, including links for learning, teaching children, and taking direct action. (Shorter alternate url: bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES) This is a great place to start.
Who we are: Calvary United Methodist Church intentionally embraces and celebrates every child of God in an inclusive and diverse church community—unconditionally. Persons of all gender identities, sexual orientations, races, levels of ability, nationalities, immigration statuses, and economic resources are welcome. LGBTQIA+ and ally siblings, we see you, we love you, and we reaffirm our commitment as a Reconciling congregation.
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