The Ministry of Reconciliation
At our Baptism we promise to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as our self and to strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being. A fundamental part of this work is to seek the end of racism through the process of repentance and reconciliation. We acknowledge that the process of racial reconciliation is a difficult one and that it is not something that will be achieved through one action. It is a lifelong process that requires both commitment and humility.
As a faith community St. Philip’s has committed itself to doing the work of reconciliation and have taken a few steps to begin the process.
We have hosted a Sacred Ground Listening Circle and hope to host another in the future.
We have held a book study group of the book Jesus and the Disinherited.
We have committed to holding racial reconciliation in communal prayer and do so on a weekly basis.
We have created a lending library of resources for people to learn about minority history and issues.
We have created a list of minority owned businesses and are actively encouraging our community to shop at them whenever they can.
Black and Minority
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