We currently live in a world where we continue to experience racism and injustices that dehumanize God’s people, but we can do better! The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) invites us to join in the work of liberation by joining United Methodists around the globe to participate in a 6 week Racial Justice Prayer and Action challenge, beginning with Juneteenth Sunday, when GCORR will post prayers, every day, on social media. Additional challenges will help us to put our prayers into action. I share this information now, so many members of our community can participate. You can use this link to register and learn about the challenge.
We can also:
- Pray every day with the Commission (GCORR).
- Take action, using the suggestions given by GCORR.
- Incorporate the liturgies, and also
- Host similar prayer gatherings.
I hope that many of us will register and join in praying for justice - not only racial, but also gender, orientation and any other form of injustice that questions human dignity. Beloveds, let us continue to be agents of God’s welcome and God’s grace in this world where we experience injustice everywhere.