Our faith calls us to love our neighbors as an act of loving God. The most recent wave of tragic deaths like Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the protests and unrest that followed have laid bare the fractures in our practice of this love for our neighbors. In response, Christ the Savior Lutheran Church formed a Faith and Justice team who invites you in the month of July to choose a pathway toward deeper understanding of and connection to our neighbors. We are offering two pathways from which you can choose: 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge and/ or “White Fragility” Book Discussions.
21-Day Challenge - choose one resource per day for 21 days to expand your understanding of race and race relations. A list of videos, articles, blogs, documentaries and more available here. This list, curated by our CTS Faith and Justice team, will offer a menu of choices – some will require just a few minutes while others will take you deeper. Choose your own pathway by engaging one resource per day.
You may want to:
- discuss what you discover with others
- keep a journal of your own reflections
- start a small group - guidelines for starting small group
- Join the CTS Faith and Justice Facebook group for ongoing comments, dialogue and encouragement
- Join Friday evening Pub Theology discussions for a place of conversation around your experiences with the resources
There is no wrong way to engage the challenge, as long as you do so with an open and humble heart, and a spirit longing to learn and grow.
You do not have to agree with everything you engage…just be willing to search for God’s call to love our neighbors in anything you explore.
Pastor Brian Derrer
For more information about Eddie Moore Jr., founder of 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge © click here.