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St. John's initiative to understand  racism

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
John 13:34

We want to raise the awareness of Saint John’s community by focusing on specific topics regarding inequality that affect all of us, either consciously or unconsciously. Michelle Obama, former first lady and author, wrote, “Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it. It is up to all of us – Black, white, everyone – no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out.”

If you're in the neighborhood and you'd like to learn more, stop by St. John's. We have two shelves of books about racism in the Thompson Room library. 



Understanding Race and Racism: Building A Beloved Community posted July 15, 2022

Understanding Race and Racism: Promises of Baptism posted April 22, 2022

Understanding Race and Racism: Returning to the Light, posted March, 2022.

Check out a list of places to visit to learn more about the history of enslaved people in New England.  

In honor of Black History month, volunteers compiled three lists of movies, documentaries and series and that you can watch at home:
List 1, List 2, List 3 


Open to God's Grace and Human Faith

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