The Colour Abundant World: Anti-Racism Prophetic Witness Team supports communities of faith with resources, expertise and other means of assistance to mobilize members of the Eastern Ohio and Western Reserve Associations of the United Church of Christ to create a world where all people are equally valued and all cultures are celebrated.
The team invites you to a workshop facilitated by trainers from the international training organization Training for Change. This workshop, May 19-21 at Pilgrim Congregational UCC (2592 W 14th St, Cleveland), is for white people who want to challenge the racism around them, and in their own heads and hearts, and who are searching for a way to strengthen their work for racial justice. Included in the fee are four meals, snacks, beverages, introductory readings, and a workshop manual. The registration fee is based on income.
Race and Reconciliation
Much to Mourn
There is much to mourn in what is happening in Baltimore. The years of economic and social injustice that prompted such an angry eruption among the people of that City; the sense of hopelessness and powerlessness among those who have no faith in our peaceful systems of change; violence that profoundly disrupts lives and communities.
For people of faith here in Northeast Ohio and throughout the nation, the events in Baltimore are reminders of the sin of racial injustice that we are called to combat here in our own home not just with incremental change, but with the transformational power of Gospel understanding and action.
The injustice and its consequences that we see in Baltimore are not unique to that city. We must commit ourselves to staying the course even after order is restored there and the attention of the media diminishes.
The Color Abundant Team of the Western Reserve and Eastern Ohio Associations of the Ohio Conference commit ourselves anew to create a world free of racism, a world where our justice system is truly that, a world where opportunity and freedom are the reality for all. Our faith calls us to it – we are determined to make it so and invite you to join us.