Formed in March of 2021, we are exploring opportunities for our congregation and our wider community to learn about racism and inequality with a further goal of making a positive impact in St Louis through collaboration with other area churches, the wider American Baptist denomination, local government and our immediate community.
Some of our initial steps include:
- Contacting area churches to discover parallel efforts and conversations and seeking opportunities for collaboration.
- Conversations with local government and police to understand measures they're taking to address racism and inequality and ultimately to advocate social justice issues
- Reaching out to American Baptist Churches USA to learn from our denomination's journey with social justice issues, specifically their Anti-Racism Taskforce
- Educate ourselves through readings and sharing personal experiences