Group Reading

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” ~ Nelson Mandela

One- I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. All- We must dissent from the indifference.
One- We must dissent from the apathy.
All- We must dissent from the fear, the hatred and the mistrust

One- We must dissent because we can do better,
All- Because we have no choice but to do better. ~ Thurgood Marshall

Quotes & Readings

“How To Tell If You Go To A White Supremacist Church? It’s easy… If your pastor, priest, or leadership is silent about the events taking place in Charlottesville, VA, you attend a white supremacist church. Simple. If your church does not spend a significant amount of time this weekend denouncing, condemning, and speaking out against the actions of the white supremacists gathering in Charlottesville, VA in the strongest possible terms, your church is racist as hell. If your leadership is silent about this, they support it. Silence is support… It’s just that simple. Silence on this issue equals support of the terrorists yelling “Blood And Soil!” (a phrase that gets its racist roots from Nazi ideology–from the German phrase “Blut und Boden”–which holds that ethnicity comes from “descent blood” and territory).

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“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.” ~ Kofi Annan

There will be a lot of churches who stay silent on the rise of white supremacy that is happening in our country, and they

will say it’s because they “don’t want to get political.”

This is the exact same excuse churches used in the 1930’s as

white supremacy rose in Germany. And please don’t be confused… It is not that people are getting more racist–It is

that people are getting more comfortable SHOWING their racism.

Chris Boeskool

Seed of Equality

The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Say together: We are part of the struggle for equality, committed to speak and act for justice whenever we can.

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