Our Mission: To be a compassionate, welcoming community that nurtures spiritual growth and practices justice.
- Combat racism and its variant forms
- Hold local institutions accountable for eliminating institutional racism
- Continue discernment activities leading to a vote on the Immigrant Rights and Sanctuary resolution (if the resolution is approved, begin implementation of sanctuary support activities)
- Increase congregational involvement in the NAACP volunteer reading program
- Continue to collaborate with area organizations to improve School District performance on achievement gaps, discipline disparities, and school integration
- Begin to address congregational education with regard to Olmsted County Racial Attitude Survey results and issues of white privilege
As a majority white congregation, we seek to understand our own role in oppression and injustice, create opportunities to explore the dynamics of racism, support, and partner the wider community. All are welcome to take part and encouraged to participate in scheduled events.
A nation of immigrants is holding another nation of immigrants in bondage, exploiting its labor while ignoring its suffering, condemning its lawlessness while sealing off a path to living lawfully. New York Times editorial, June 3, 2008
The Racial Justice Task Group has proposed a Congregational Resolution Addressing Immigrant Rights and Sanctuary. For more information about this resolution, please click the image below.
Partnership with NAACP (Rochester Public Schools)
Reading project at Riverside Central Elementary School (click for more information)