CtK’s leadership has committed to work at becoming anti-racist as a congregation, confronting white privilege and systemic injustice. We are moving forward on this massive problem one step at a time, so I’d like to lift up one thing to read, one place you can donate, and one concrete action you can take in this effort. The links to these will all be found on the home page of our website. These three links all pay homage to Congressman John Lewis, a life-long champion of civil rights and particularly the right to vote.
One thing you can read: an article called “The Intersectionality Wars,” by Jane Coaston. Too often we reduce the fight for racial justice into black and white terms. This article helps us see how all the various -isms (Racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism) intersect with one another serving to reinforce the norm of white privilege and white supremacy. The link is on our website and in the bulletin.
One place you can donate: The Southern Poverty Law Center is a leading advocate working against racism on an institutional level, with their three-pronged mission to Fight Hate, Teach Tolerance and Seek Justice. Again, the link is on our website and in the bulletin.
One concrete action you can take this week: If you haven’t already, register to vote! Now, let’s be clear—we at CtK won’t ever tell you who to vote for, but as Christians we are all called by God to live out our faith and our values in the public sphere, and since we as USAmericans are blessed to live in a democracy, one way we get to do that is to vote—and the only way to vote is to register. Find those links on our website and in the bulletin.