In the wake of deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and other scenes of protest around the United States, the General Commission on Religion and Race is providing resources to promote awareness and foster relationships across lines of difference.
The Toolkit for Ministry Post-Charlottesville (www.gcorr.org/toolkit-for-ministry-post-charlottesville) offers free, downloadable resources to aid small groups and congregations concerned about white supremacy, hate and violence.
"We are witnessing escalating violence in word and deed from brother-to-brother and sister-to- sister," wrote the Rev. Grace Pak, GCORR director of Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural Leadership. "And we experience fear and pain. We mourn and sorrow. We wonder if there is hope for righteousness and justice. In the midst of our questions and uncertainty, we hear the words of Jesus reminding us who we are and what we are about as followers of Christ."
The resources for laity and clergy can provide learning for individuals and small groups through church wide or church and community conversations, individual reflection and sermon preparation.
General Commission on Religion and Race
Originally published in Interpreter Magazine, November–December, 2017.