RACIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY TEAM
CREATING OUR FUTURE
The Racial Justice Ministry Team will focus on ways that we can make our presence known both within our congregation and in the outside community.
We made a covenant with each other when we began:
- We believe that our collective and individual actions can dismantle racism.
- Our purpose here is to 1) Act! 2) Support each other 3) Learn – grow our capacity, raise the consciousness of ourselves and our community.
- We are here in unity and love.
- We intend to create the beloved community through our words and actions; we create an actively anti-oppressive space through our interactions. (Anti-racist, homophobic, heterosexist, ageist, sizeist, sexist, gender, ableist, etc.)
WHAT WE ARE DOING
Our members are each involved in many activities beyond our walls. When you come to our meetings you will learn about these possibilities that might interest you. A group read of Rev. Dr. William Barber II’s book “The Third Reconstruction” is coming up. We have members who attend SURJ (Standing Up For Racial Justice) and they can tell you about that. We are a member congregation of VOICE Buffalo and some of us have been meeting and interacting with them on racial justice issues.
HAVE QUESTIONS? NEED MORE INFO?
All are welcome at our meetings. Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 11, 5:30 - 7:30 pm . Jean Ott is Facilitator for the team. You can reach her at email@example.com. Look for the RJMT table in the Parish Hall after service on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.