Creation Care

Correlation between environmental racism and gentrification

New City Church pastor Tyler Sit has seen the intersection of racial and environmental justice through his ministry in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo courtesy of GCORR.
New City Church pastor Tyler Sit has seen the intersection of racial and environmental justice through his ministry in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo courtesy of GCORR.

The General Commission on Religion and Race created a video on the "Correlation Between Environmental Racism and Urban Gentrification." The video is part of the larger Vital Conversations Series.

The video features Adam Haugeberg and The Rev. Tyler Sit from New City Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a congregation that strives for justice and sustainability in all areas. New City has been featured in The New York Times, on Minnesota Public Radio, and on the website Patheos. The church’s ministry was named one of the “50 Environmental Projects to Watch” by online magazine Grist.

Along with the video itself, GCORR has developed a free discussion guide for congregations and small groups.