A Renewed Conviction to Combat Racism
by Ron Sider
It’s been a wonderful privilege to chair the committee that drafted the response to Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail and I hope you’ll sign the petition in support of Christian Churches Together’s response. It’s amazing, but apparently true, that there’s been no official response to this historic letter for 50 years. Since CCT is the largest ecumenical table in the U.S., it’s quite appropriate for CCT to orchestrate this important response.
ESA has been a part of CCT since the beginning, a member of the steering committee for six years, and is proud to be one of the founding partners. Combatting racism has been one part of ESA’s mission from the beginning and this continues to be a central concern.
I hope that this new letter will foster a renewed commitment and action to overcome racism in this country and I hope you will join with others who have signed the petition and pledged to combat racism in their churches and communities.