At Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church, we join in lament over
the loss of life of our Black siblings and the ongoing realities of racial
injustice in our country. In these days, we seek to have our eyes and ears open
to the hard truths that are on display. We join our voices with calls for true
As Christians, we know that all people are made precious and
in the image of God. As followers of Jesus, we hear his words, “whatever you
did to the least of these, you did it to me.” As a congregation, we seek to
live out our high calling in Christ to especially care for, listen to, seek
out, and love those who are hurting, wounded, or in need. In these days, we
especially lift up our Black siblings to affirm that their lives matter and to
seek to be part of bringing more light, love, and justice to our world.
We do this work imperfectly and inconsistently, and yet, led
by our faith in Jesus Christ, we seek to be bold enough to pray, speak and work
In the fall of 2021, the Staff at MOPC read and discussed,
The Color of Compromise, by Jamar Tisby, which catalogues ways in which the
church in the United States has been complicit in racist policy throughout our
history, compromising our essential Christian doctrines along the way, and how
we can work to correct some of the ills of our past.
We have been given a list of resources for all who need a
starting point, a next step, or another point of view to take on this topic. We
have included that list below, and you can find it at the link below on Google
Docs for downloading and sharing.
The realities of racial injustice have always been with us
but are becoming more and more known and acknowledged. Please join us in prayer
The document is intended to serve as a resource to help
deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the
past, please start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media
and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
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