In the 21st Century, there has been minimal response internally or externally from faith communities in response to excessive force and state sanctioned violence against black and brown bodied persons, their communities, and within predominately white faith institutions. Faith 4 Justice in Asheville seeks to increase engagement of clergy and faith leaders in black centered social justice initiatives. We strengthen faith community participation in a range of organizing efforts from providing a ministry of presence at locally black-led organized actions, equipping congregations to offer internal training in dismantling structural racism, to strategically speaking truth to systems of power in Asheville, beginning with our churches.
Faith 4 Justice in Asheville meets 2nd Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each month and rotates between participating churches and organizations. Together we build shared language and analysis, reflect, discern and act to dismantle racism in our respective faith institutions.
We also support black and brown led community actions by providing a ministry of presence and engaging in our roles for social change.
This collective body of faith leaders observes a praxis of racial equity and racial reconciliation that center's black bodied people and the justice issues that intersect with Latinx, LGBTQIA, immigrant, formerly incarcerated, and other communities.
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Join us 2nd Tuesday, May 10th, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church 789 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804
Your contributions provide the resources needed to build an ecumenical support network committed to "provoking racial justice for black and brown bodied people." Thank you!