Showing Up for Racial Justice is an organizing/activist group I follow and support. The following is drawn from a response they have developed for white people of faith against the burning of black churches; I hope you’ll find it useful. Let’s do everything we can to interrupt and prevent the next assault on black humanity.
SURJ is co-sponsoring the national Week of Righteous Resistance (WORR) beginning this Sunday, July 12th and ending on Saturday, July 18th. Please join us and our partners at the PICO Network and others by organizing or participating in one or more of the actions this week, found in this new Action Kit for White Communities of Faith. It includes resources from 15 faith traditions as well as resources for participating in the week of action.
Our focus continues to be on centering black leadership in this moment and engaging more white people in moving from what do I do (individually) as a white person to how can we, as white people, collectively be showing up and dismantling anti-black racism and white supremacy. Please join with faith and lay leaders in this week fo action and use these resources to bring our whole selves into this struggle for our shared liberation.
In struggle —
Dara, Sam, Meta and the whole SURJ team