Race & Diversity

      

Micah 6:8
     He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you?
     To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (NIV)

Race and Diversity Task Force - Brief History

In June 2020, CCPC Session established this Task Group to make recommendations concerning Race & Diversity in response to the worldwide Black Lives Matter movement. After an announcement on social media and in The Caller, the Race & Diversity Task Force(RDTF) held its first meeting via zoom on June 20 with about 20 members participating. The group meets on the 1st & 3rd Saturday mornings via zoom. If you would like to participate, please contact Justin, Ann Fleming, Jane Mellow, or Dennis Evans.

Four participants of the RDTF participated in the National Capital Presbytery’s (NCP) Open Session on Dismantling Racism. Our CCPC team shared the bold vision and resources laid out by the NCP. Inspired by the NCP, and leaning on CCPC’s history of social justice efforts in the 1960’s, the team created the following mission statement:

Because we believe that Black lives matter, we call for justice for those impacted by racism and privilege. We commit to the work of eliminating racism and prejudice. We will create educational opportunities to raise awareness of our implicit biases and the unintended consequences of our ignorance. We will develop intentional strategies to welcome and uplift historically marginalized people. We encourage our members to commit daily to the conscious practice of inclusive behaviors and continued learning.

Resources


Digital Retreat Weekend Schedule

See Registration Page for more details

Courageous Conversations
on Race, Diversity, and Loving One Another

August 21- 23, 2020

Friday, August 21

7:00pm Netflix Movie Watch Party - Movie is "13th"
   
 
Sara Huey: Host
9:00pm - Discussions via Zoom
 

Saturday, August 22

10:00am - Courageous Conversations via Zoom
     
John Molina-Moore: Greetings from NCP
      Carlesa Finney: Facilitator

12:00pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Going Deeper to Consider Courageous Actions
       
via Zoom

Sunday, August 23

10:00am - Worship (Facebook)