The conversation about race in America has always been difficult. During the June 7th service, we talked about how it is past time for white Christians to listen with Christ-like love and patience to what the Black community is telling us about their experiences of racism. When we commit ourselves to listen, we will not necessarily like everything that we hear. We are called to listen, love, and live like Christ nonetheless. We will never hear the whole truth or grow if we choose only to listen to what we want to hear. If you're wondering what the next steps are, educating yourself is a good place to start. Please use the following resources to learn more and challenge yourself.
Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
Gospel and Race (West Ohio UMC)
Deconstructing White Privilege
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