An Invitation to Talk
In March 2017 United Church Moderator Jordan Cantwell wrote:
“We need to name and examine our fears, prejudices, and assumptions. The privilege that many of us are born with may desensitize us to the injustice, exclusion, and hate that some in our community experience on a daily basis.” Only in that way can we build, as “That All May Be One” envisioned, a church and society “where all are welcome, where all feel welcome, and where diversity is as natural as breathing.”
MGUC joins in the uprising of voices in the Christian community and across the world against the systemic racism that hurts so many of our fellow human beings.
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The request of the Outreach Committee to make window signs supporting Black Lives Matter is a call for us as Christians to bear witness to institutionalized racism against black people. It is not just a slogan, it is a baby step that we hope will encourage us to examine our own hearts and initiate conversations in homes around our neighbourhoods. We agree that all lives matter but the item on our agenda right now is black lives and we know that black lives have been and are devalued and disrespected on a scale that white lives are not.
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George Floyd, Terence Crutcher, Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown
These are only five names, but the complete list would consist of thousands of names of black people incarcerated, maimed or killed because of the colour of their skin. Where do we stand? What should we do? Is this someone else’s problem or is it our problem?
As Christians the answer is clear. Where there is suffering we must act. As Jesus said, “Whatever you do for the least of us you do for me”.
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