News from AllianceQ: June 2020

Ongoing, active antiracist work

As the leadership of the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance, we are committed to the work of inclusivity and justice for all people on all fronts. This means we are committed to being a pro-reconciliation, anti-racism ministry. As our General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens said, this means “we must choose every day to be who we say we are. That means not only standing up, but speaking up and acting in solidarity without fear.”[1]

-Read a letter from the Council and EDM of the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance here.

Disciples have a presence in public forums

-From the General Minister and President and Minister of Reconciliation: We need to be the Church we say we are

-From the College of Regional Ministers: a call to action

-From the Christian Church in Wisconsin and Illinois: Resource Library on Whiteness and Racism

-Follow and get involved with Disciples Public Presence (DPP)

A ministry of the Upper Midwest Region led by Rev. Laurie Pound Feille, DPP manages a private group on Facebook with about 1,500 Disciples participating in justice-oriented conversation and information-sharing. With AllianceQ, DPP is part of Disciples Justice Ministries, a renewed coalition of justice-focused groups within and alongside the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada.

-From DPP: Uprising Minnesota

These books can help you explain racism and protest to your kids

Messages of solidarity for racial justice from Global Ministries

 

Use these collective strategies and contribute to ongoing, active antiracist work. Resources compiled from AllianceQ members.

Suggestions for resources or questions? Contact us.

[1]https://www.facebook.com/terrihordowens/videos/245086473418034/UzpfSTYxMTQxMTEyNTozMDYwNjExMjk0OTk0MTQ6MTA6MDoxNTkzNTg2Nzk5OjI2MTA5OTQwNjA3NTU0MjA1NDE/