As an interfaith group of congregations, agencies and individuals committed to racial justice, ACTS has taken an intentional role in the community to confront the crises and underlying issues that hinder the realization of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called “The Beloved Community.” We are committed to disrupting systemic racism and intentionally dismantling white supremacy, both within our own organization and within our community. Without your support, we could not continue on with our mission.
As I reflect on the work ACTS and our Clergy Caucus has been engaged in, I am humbled by outpouring of support you continue to show as we combine faith with our mission to co-conspire together as a beloved community. Yet, let us remember this work is constant and ongoing; our engagement with the People’s Agenda for Policing is just one step on this journey. Our pursuit to dismantling white supremacy continues as we ensure our Board, leaders and staff represent and lead on the issues of those most underrepresented and impacted in the community. As members, we must continue to fuel our mission with faith to accomplice in this work together.
As Ibram X. Kendi said in his book, How To Be an Anti-Racist, “Any gospel that does not…speak to the issue of enslavement” and “injustice” and “inequality—any gospel that does not want to go where people are hungry and poverty-is not the gospel.” As faith leaders, donors and supporters of ACTS, we look to you to be leaders in the community to represent what it means to accomplice in this work of becoming anti-racist and promoting healing in our community. We ask you today to consider transferring resources and financially supporting not only our organization, but other racial justice organizations. Unless power shifts, white supremacy will thrive.
With YOUR support, we will see more signs of the “Beloved Community” emerge in 2020 through our collective will-power.
No Justice, No Peace.
ACTS Board President
ACTS Events Calendar: Summer 2020
Race Matters Book Club
Monday, August 24th at 7:00 PM. Featured book, “Jay-Z: Made in America” by Michael Eric Dyson. Email Peter Sarver at email@example.com if you would like to participate.
ACTS Leadership Council
Monday, September 14th at 7:00 PM.