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Racial Justice

Awareness, Learning, and Impact

Active Learning

Pursuing knowledge and understanding of God.

Bridge Building

Nurturing multigenerational friendships and community partnerships.

Justice

Working to eradicate injustice for the excluded and marginalized.

CONVERSATIONS ON RACIAL JUSTICE

Join us as we work to be anti-racists, seeking to undo racism in ourselves and to recognize and understand our participation in systemic racism. This group meets on first Sundays, 4:30-6:00 p.m., to discuss and learn more about racial oppression, issues of whiteness and racism, and other topics through videos, podcasts, and short articles. Please contact Pastor Cathy Stone at cathy@fumcaustin.org for additional information.

MERCY & JUSTICE BOOK STUDIES

On Tuesday nights, Mercy and Justice Book Studies provide an opportunity for education and discussion about topics such as racism, homelessness, human trafficking, and LGBTQi Christians. Please contact Pastor Cathy Stone at cathy@fumcaustin.org for additional information.

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Spiritual Work of Resisting Racism

During Lent, we focused on the Spiritual Work of Resisting Racism. Recognizing that we cannot be complacent with neutrality, we engaged in the steps it takes to actively work against racism in our lives and our world.

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Resources

Articles

United Against Racism UMC Resources

Book Recommendations

  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
  • Tatoos on the Heart by Greg Boyle
  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo