Racial Justice Task Force

The Racial Justice Task Force seeks to engage the Edgewood Community in seeking racial justice—in personal attitudes, in practices at Edgewood, and in engagement in the community as a congregation and individually. 

 

What does it look like for Edgewood to be committed to anti-racism and racial justice?

 

Task force calling in August of 2016

Over the next year our congregation will be asking "What does it look like for Edgewood to be committed to anti-racism and racial justice?" Our Task Force will help identify opportunities, workshops, experiences, and special programs for our whole church to begin wrestling with this question.

 

History

Edgewood’s Racial Justice Task force was an outcome of “Imagine Edgewood 2.0”—a discernment of the entire congregation and the way God continues to speak and create among the Edgewood community—conducted throughout fall of 2015 and winter of 2016. During the Edgewood 2.0 process racial justice was identified as a significant congregational concern. In summer 2016, the Edgewood Council selected racial justice as a congregational focus, and the Racial Justice Task Force began with this responsibility:

"What does it look like for Edgewood to be committed to anti-racism and racial justice?" Our Task Force will help identify opportunities, workshops, experiences, and special programs for our whole church to begin wrestling with this question.

Edgewood’s Racial Justice Task force adds another element to Edgewood’s long history as strong advocates for Justice and Peace.

Edgewood’s Racial Justice Task force is based on several Edgewood core values and beliefs including: celebrating diversity, spiritual and intellectual formation, social justice, and compassion and charity.

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