Racial Justice Charter Newsletter: March 2017

Racial Justice for Such a Time as This

Racial Justice Charter Newsletter: March 2017
Few of us are called to full-time ministry but we all can, and must, answer the call to racial justice advocacy.

The call to racial justice workers is as urgent as ever. The rising incidence of hate crimes against South Asians, the murder of Black people at the hands of law enforcement, the ban on refugees and people from majority Muslim nations, the racialized disparities that exist for pregnant mothers, environmental racism, the racial-wealth divide and more all mean that as United Methodist Women, we are called for such a time as this. Just like Queen Esther, we may be wary and weary, scared and suspicious. Yet the call is as clear as ever.

God does not call us because we are ready, willing and able. God's call is about preparing us to serve, particularly in hard and harsh times. Many in our nation and around the world live in terror that they and their loved ones will be the target of racist attacks, deportation, eviction or even death. Our call to serve God is a call to stand in solidarity with those most at risk. Give us courage to answer this call.

Q: What is United Methodist Women’s position on the recent executive order that bans all refugee admissions for 120 days?

A: "United Methodist Women takes to heart Jesus' commandment to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves. Throughout our 150-year history we have carried this out by extending God's love to women, men, youth and children around the world, including immigrants and refugees. Our foremothers met boats at Ellis Island to support young women, and created Gum Moon, a national mission institution in San Francisco to safeguard Chinese immigrant women. We have been active in receiving refugee families in our communities and welcoming immigrants to our churches. Working with immigrant organizations and The United Methodist Church, we advocate for just immigration reform at state and national levels in the United States and globally.
Click Here.Read the full statement: United Methodist Women CEO Joins Interfaith Opposition to Refugee Ban Based on Religion, Nationality

Posted or updated: 3/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

Member Corner

Click Here.Do Justice, Love Your Neighbor and Walk Humbly with God! 

by Susan Sungsil Kim,
Racial Justice Charter Support Team Member

God does not call the qualified but qualifies the called.

Click Here.2016 United Methodist Women Alaska Conference Racial and Social Justice Award

Dr. Walt Hays of Wasilla, Alaska, has been an activist, supporter and communicator.

Click Here.Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters: United Methodist Women’s Work for Racial Justice Must Be Unceasing

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