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The Be-the-Bridge discussion group selected Caste by Isabel Wilkerson for the next study on the important topic of racism. Be a part of the group on Sundays after worship from 10:30 to 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall for a four-week discussion of readings from the book. The book may be purchased online, or contact Pastor Pamela at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a church-provided copy. The discussion group begins February 6 and continues through February 27. Plan to learn and grow together in the New Year.
Registration is not required for this event; feel free to simply show up ready to learn!
O Loving God,
We give you thanks for creating the world which is full of diversity and for making one human family of all the peoples of the earth.
You reign over all the nations and are seated on your holy throne.
You rule over all the peoples without partiality in respect to nations or races because righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.
Forgive us for the times when we put walls around us with false pride and racial prejudice.
Forgive us for the times when we were silent in the face of racism, private or institutional.
Open our eyes to see Christ who is in people of every nation and every culture.
Break down the walls that separate us. Set us free from fear, hatred, and racism.
Bind us together with the unity of God’s love. Restore oneness to the family of God.
We pray in the name of Jesus who came, lived, and died for all humanity.
(This prayer was written by the Bishop’s “Call to Action” Work Group on Racial Justice and Reconciliation. You are encouraged to pray the prayer daily.)
Centering Black/Brown perspectives.