Benefit Concert

Benefit Concert

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Statement from Green Street UMC

Statement from Green Street UMC

Racism has been called America’s Original Sin. Colonial settlement, genocidal policy toward indigenous people, wealth built on slave labor: these are part of the history and institutional legacy of our country, built on a belief that people with white skin were superior to others.

Black & Brown lives matter. As followers of Jesus, we believe all marginalized people have a full and equal seat at God’s welcome table. The lives of Black and Brown people are often ignored, belittled, and in danger. Sensitivity to the experience of black and brown lives, as to all who are marginalized, is imperative for people of faith.

Racism has affected white people too, shaping identity in unconscious ways. As people of faith in community, wrestling with the privilege that comes from not having black or brown skin is vitally important. A refusal to recognize this prevents racial healing and reconciliation…