Having deepened our understanding of systemic racism, Christ compels us to advocate for justice, fairness and equality within Disciples Home Missions.
“.. and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
Disciples Home Missions is committed to being a Pro-Reconciling/Anti-Racist Ministry. Having deepened our understanding of systemic racism, Christ compels us to advocate for justice, fairness and equality within Disciples Home Missions and our world.
We are in solidarity with this message from our General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens and Reconciliation Minister Rev April G Johnson in reaffirming our call to being Pro-Reconciling and Anti-Racist Church.
”We are haunted and outraged by the anguished cries of George Floyd, the gasp of “I can’t breathe” as a police officer knelt on his neck until the breath was completely taken from him. Floyd’s murder, like that of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Aubery in recent weeks, is just the latest in a long history of violence against Black and Brown people in our country. The protests that are happening in big cities and small towns across the nation are an outpouring of grief and anger born of centuries of pain and injustice.”
We are in solidarity in with condemning this injustice and calling out the sin of racism. We are reaffirming our Call to be a Pro-Reconciling Anti-Racist Church. This is our call.
A Letter from Terri Hord Owens and April Johnson.
Eight Minutes and Forty-Six Seconds By Sierra Sullivan
Recognizing that the body of Christ is made up of members from every tongue, hue and culture, we welcome you to our journey toward wholeness at God’s abundant table. As one of the four mission priorities of our Church, Reconciliation Ministry welcomes you to our intentional effort to become a Pro-Reconciling/Anti-Racist church – a church where the gifts of all of God’s children are honored and shared.
Katherine Alexander ~ Board
Beverly Bell ~ Board
Kate Epperly ~ Staff
Jennifer Larson ~ Board
Warren Lynn ~ Staff
Juan Rodriguez ~ Board
Reuben Sancken-Marx ~ Board
Sheila Spencer ~ Staff
Kathy Watts ~ Staff