A group of young clergy in The North Carolina Conference have developed a series of letters as a call to action in the work of dismantling racism. The three letters collectively comprise “A Call to Dismantle Anti-Blackness Supremacy” and are intended to stand alongside the Bishop’s Summons to Witness, Protest, and Promise.
From the “Repent” letter: “We offer this series of letters as an act of witness, protest, and a call to action for all who would continue to work together to discover freedom in the painful work of telling the truth about ourselves while seeking justice for all people . . . We write this in hopes that the Holy Spirit will lead us into holy friendships with one another in and through our orders, and in those friendships, we pray that God will burst open our racial imagination for the sake of our United Methodist Church.”
Clergy and laity alike are invited to read the three letters, sign them, and share them with colleagues and friends as we continue this work together.