Our faith in Jesus Christ leads us to address racism as a theological issue not a political one by actively addressing structures, policies, ideas, and practices that create inequities because of the color of one’s skin.
We will work individually and as a congregation to actively eliminate racism in ourselves, our church, our community, and the world around us.
This sub-committee’s initial work will be to develop a process for the FPC Session, other committees, and interested individuals to use to lead our church toward becoming anti-racist. The members of the committee will also provide support as we move through this work.
Mona Lisa’s checklist: A homeless woman’s quest to ‘just get a job’ in Charlotte
CharMeck State of Housing Instability & Homelessness Report
Why Are American Public Schools Still So Segregated?
Continue to educate yourself on racial history and current issues. Ask yourself how being a Christian / Presbyterian supports these causes, and act based on this.
Complete the Racial Equity 21-day Challenge. Each day you’ll receive an e-mail with links to sites where you will learn about facets of racial equity. Many in FPC have completed this challenge.
Join an Advocacy Committee subcommittee
A longer list of resources can be found on the Anti-Racism Formation pages of the Princeton Seminary website