Racial Justice

SojoAction: Racial Justice

Terrance M. McKinley
Racial Justice Mobilizing Director

Racism is sin. From our beginning, a commitment to advancing racial justice and reconciliation has been at the heart of Sojourners' mission, ministry, and work. The legacy of slavery, segregation, racial violence, and of the dehumanization of African Americans in this country continues to manifest itself today. People of color are constantly at risk due to enduring systems of oppression, including due to abuses of power by law enforcement that reinforce a broken criminal justice system. Sojourners is calling on the church and the nation to repent from combat the evils of racism, white nationalism, and white supremacy, which are an assault on the image of God.

We are building upon and expanding the work of the Make the Covenant movement, which was organized in response to the alarmingly high and senseless murders of African Americans across the country at the hands of law enforcement. Sojourners is working to convene and equip clergy and civic leaders to take a stand against police violence and the brutal dehumanization that has resulted in the deaths of far too many African American and Latinx women and men in this country. We are committed to engaging and mobilizing people of faith to become agents of change as we continue the unfinished work of the civil rights movement.

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Our Work

EMANUEL is an inspiring testament to the power of faith in the face of one of this nation’s worst tragedies. The film highlights the urgent need for deeper racial healing and it makes clear the ever-present and costly demands of justice. This study guide provides tools and resources to help leaders facilitate a discussion about EMANUEL. Use this guide to foster dialogue around the core themes of the film.
In this series, Sojourners is lifting up the interconnectedness of humanity as we examine the ways race converges with gender, eco-justice, sexuality, leadership, technology, and more.
For Christians, when one part of the body suffers, as it says in 1 Corinthians 12:12-26, the whole body should feel that pain and respond. So racially diverse local clergy from ecumenical and interfaith associations, other community leaders, parents, and concerned citizens should join together and go to their sheriffs and police chiefs in every community to help support healthy community policing.
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