The beginning of a movement isn't always crystal clear, but we do know that a small group of parishioners came together during the 2017 Winter Forum.
A common desire to hear more drew them to listen to Drew G. I. Hart speak to his book "Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism". The insight and transformation that took place to this small group of individuals created a call to action within our congregation.
Over time, the call to action would take many forms of delivering awareness and education including the formal creation of our committee and mission statement.
We are educators seeking to bring awareness of historical and contemporary issues regarding the intersections of race and racism that continues to harm communities of color.
It is our intention and responsibility as children of God to disrupt and dismantle structures and systems that perpetuate racism.
Racism has no place in our world.
All people bear God’s image and likeness with equal status.
We will do our part by:
Learning and teaching from culture-centered resources
Educating others to speak up and against hate speech and white nationalism threats
Advocating for and with historically oppressed and underrepresented communities
Developing meaningful relationships across interfaith and ecumenical traditions
Engaging in direct nonviolent social actions to correct and eliminate racist policies and behaviors
Restoring God's human family---equally valuing all identities and people groups
Contact & Details
Pilgrim United Church of Christ
OPEN AND AFFIRMING | SAFE SANCTUARY | ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
1621 2nd Avenue, Grafton, Wisconsin 53024
Want to join in on the conversations?
Contact us for the next upcoming committee meeting.