Facing Racism

“Racism is the opposite of what God intends for humanity. It is the rejection of the other, which is entirely contrary to the Word of God incarnate in Jesus Christ. Racism is a lie about our fellow human beings, for it says that some are less than others. Because of our biblical understanding of who God is and what God intends for humanity, the PC(USA) must stand against, speak against and work against racism.”

In this edition of Keeping Faith we take you to St. Louis, the site of this year’s Big Tent gathering and next year’s General Assembly.

Three years ago, on Aug. 9, 2014, a black teenager named Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson. In the aftermath of that shooting, Presbyterian congregations in the Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery have found new ways to confront and engage in the work of racial justice.

Follow along with more resources from the PCUSA on Facing Racism.