For 21 days, we invite you to do one action daily to grow in your understanding of power, privilege, oppression and equity.
Being committed to anti-racism work as followers of Jesus is about being pro-baptism. It is living into our baptismal identity as people given the freedom and power by God's transformative grace to resist evil, injustice and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves. It's about building new habits and learning new things as people constantly growing. And so, setting our intentions and adjusting what we spend our time doing is essential.
Sometimes it’s hard to just get started. The good news is, there’s an abundance of resources just waiting to empower you to more effectively play a role in the quest for equity and justice.
This plan, adapted from Dr. Eddie Moore’s 21-Day Racial Equality Habit Building Challenge© and Edenton Street United Methodist Church includes suggestions for readings, podcasts, videos, observations, and ways to form and deepen community connections. It can be done individually, with friends, family, a Sunday School class or small group.
No book, article or video will be the answer, quick fix or comprehensive guide. But we encourage you to use these resources as education, encouragement, and as steps to live according to the gospel of Jesus Christ, in whom all are reconciled. This must be an ongoing work.
We hope you will join us in accepting this challenge as one of the ways we engage, learn, listen & grow together on our anti-racist journey.
ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
Pick one of the resources listed below every day for 21 days.
Diversify your understanding by selecting from resources in each category.
Track and reflect by using the tracking chart below.
Pray for the places you are challenged, for God to work in you and through you, and for those who you are learning about whose lives may be different than your own.