Conversations about race
Vestry member Cynthia Prosek coordinates small-group discussions that dig deeply into how white culture has promoted systemic racism and what followers of Christ can do to repair the damage. Sign up to take part in these discussions.
“I can’t breathe,” George Floyd repeated many times in the last 8 minutes and 46 seconds of his life. Those words describe perfectly the way many people of color see their lives in this society. That George Floyd died in police custody on our very street, seven blocks south of Mount Olive, adds special immediacy for our faith community. But outrage and grief are not sufficient. Acting and learning how to remake a world in which all God’s precious children can breathe safely and freely, that’s our task. Our prayer is that these readings might invite a new beginning.