“I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” ― Frederick Douglass
Whereas, as a Faith based organization, Crucial Conversations on Faith and Race (2CFAR), we deplore racism against fellow human beings who are created in the image of God,
Whereas, the recent, senseless, inhuman killing of Mr. George Floyd by a member of the Law Enforcement Community in the state of Minnesota,
Whereas, racism is an irrational belief in the superiority of one’s ethnic or racial group causing the hatred of those of another group.
Whereas, racism is also present in more subtle and passive forms in social and institutional settings where systems of discrimination prevent the hiring and/or upward mobility of gifted and qualified individuals.
Now, therefore, be it resolved, 2CFAR will pray with our legs:
• to speak out against systemic racism, bigotry and oppression that have cultivated this level of police brutality in our society but on a local level,
• for the just treatment of black, brown and mixed people in our community,
• to work tirelessly to advocate for justice, equality and equity within our community,
• to teaching in our homes and in our social circles against racism and noting God’s desire for reconciliation between races,
• to work with local agencies of government to review and hold these agencies accountable to our community to the highest of standards and duties of care for all people.
• to celebrate the presence and participation of our brothers and sisters from all ethnic and racial backgrounds in our local churches, ministry affiliations, and partner organizations.