Leaders of faith in the Kansas City community are coming together to discuss what we can do to stand up for our neighbors and against the hate and intimidation espoused by groups who promote racism, religious persecution, hate and violence.
“Our goal,” Church of the Resurrection Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton explains, “is that our community be informed about these groups, and encouraged to stand together in the face of the kind of fear, intimidation and hate these groups foster.” The Kansas City area has seen this hate firsthand in the killing of Dr. William Corporon, Reit Underwood, and Terri LaManno in 2014 and Srinivas Kuchibhotla earlier this year.
Through information, experiences and discussions, we hope to help people identify what it looks like to stand together and to articulate a response when they hear degrading remarks, to renounce intolerance, and to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Join us on Tuesday nights at Resurrection Leawood for the "And Then They Came for Me" class, October 3-24, 6:30-8:30 pm in Room B206. The series will include events from our own country's history with a focus on social justice in the U.S. Presentations include the Japanese-American internment camps, the forced removal of American Indian nations known as the Trail of Tears, and the history of lynching in the American south.
Our community continues to show that we are the heart of America, and as such, we will demonstrate that love can conquer hate.Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff
Join the Allies for Racial Justice, a team comprised of St. James and Church of the Resurrection congregants, to connect, unite and restore our churches and our city – one intentional, courageous and loving act at a time. We are to be salt and light to the world and that begins with one handshake, one conversation and a willingness to communicate.
For questions about Allies for Racial Justice call Betsy Triplett , or email using the form below.
For the story behind this group, read this KC Star Article.
This is a joint project of the Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee and United Methodist Women of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.
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