Re-commit to Racial Justice and Equity
In the aftermath of the march by White supremacists and White nationalists in Virginia, the United Church calls its members to recommit themselves to challenging the systemic racism and accompany those working for racial justice and equity. The United Church remains firmly committed to racial justice, equity, and intercultural engagement.
The events in Charlottesville have only emphasized the imperative for these commitments. A new blog post by Rev. Paul Douglas Walfall of Fort Saskatchewan Pastoral Charge calls the church to "hold up a candle in the presence of racism." It is time to re-commit to racial justice, equity, and to confronting White privilege and all of its manifestations.