The killing of Black men and women by police in the USA has brought the issues of racism and inequality into sharp focus, both here and abroad. Thousands are protesting around the world, raising prophetic cries for urgent reforms in how policing is carried out, for an end to racist discrimination in all forms, for better education of our youth, for safer and more liveable communities, and a concerted effort to eliminate the inequality in jobs, housing, and education which still characterise our societies.
The Church stands for equality. We are all children of God, worthy of love and respect. We also recognise the long history of slavery, colonisation, exploitation and oppression that scars the story of our country and others. Racism has overt as well as subtle manifestations in community life, but all forms are dehumanising and life-damaging.
We believe that God hears the cries of the oppressed. We also believe that we are all called to be God’s hands and feet, to participate in building up of the Kingdom of God here and now. We stand with all people of good will who are seeking justice, and we raise our voices with theirs.
You can help by writing to express your concerns to your MPs, by joining others in demonstrations demanding change, and by supporting anti-racist work financially.
Click below to see our online worship service for Anti-Racism Sunday, June 7th 2020, led by the Rev Tim Yeager.
St George’s is proud to be a part of the Inclusive Church network and a Visible Congregation in the OneBodyOneFaith network. We do not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We support the struggle for full equality of LGBTQ+ people in the Church.
Click below to watch our online service for Pride Sunday, June 21st 2020, led by the Rev Tim Yeager.