Anti-Racism/Matthew 25 Initiative activities help the congregation understand the racism-based policies, laws, practices and rules that result in economic depression, poverty, voter disenfranchisement, social inequalities, educational disadvantages, and violence.
We want to be instruments of change! This means having difficult conversations about culture, race, white privilege and oppression. We do this in a safe, non-threatening, non-judgmental environment. We believe that we must discuss the issues, understand history, and become our brother and our sister’s keeper. This will involve regular evaluation, revamping, analyzing, and reporting our efforts. We will continue these efforts through book group discussions, by sharing information from the Baltimore-Washington Conference (UM) and Baltimore Presbytery (PCUSA) websites, promoting African-American businesses, partnering with our local Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) organization, People Acting Together in Howard (PATH) as well as collaborating with other community organizations. Most importantly, during voting season, we work to support voter registration, provide election information and eliminate voter suppression.