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.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

You May Also Want to Read

Comment policy: ESA represents a wide variety of understandings and practices surrounding our shared Christian faith. The purpose of the ESA blog is to facilitate loving conversation; please know that individual authors do not speak for ESA as a whole. Even if you don\'t see yourself or your experience reflected in something you read here, we invite you to experience it anyway, and see if God can meet you there. What can take away from considering this point of view? What might you add? The comments section below is where you can share the answers to those questions, if you feel so moved. Please express your thoughts in ways that are constructive, purposeful, and respectful. Give those you disagree with the benefit of the doubt, and assume they are neither idiots nor evil. Name-calling, sweeping condemnations, and any other comments that suggest you have forgotten that we are all children of God will be deleted. Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.