We’re Better Than This

Summer is nearly over and as we head into September and face the challenges to come lets remember who we can be, a people reaching above the dialogue of fear to one of love and grace.

In light of the upsurge in discrimination and hate crime, the Methodist Church has called last week for its people to ‘challenge racism and discrimination.’ The Church went on to list a series of actions for people to engage with:

For a political debate which neither demonises any nor leaves the vulnerable (the foreigner, the immigrant and refugee) in danger of victimization.

On political leaders to work together for the good of the whole community putting the needs of the nation before party politics.

On all those in positions of power and authority to hear the voices of those who have been marginalised and alienated and to respond to them in ways which offer real hope for the future.

Whether you identify as Methodist or not is not the point here, the church across the board would agree with these sentiments including people of faith and of none.6a47f2a318a76564d268a9f5b1e83e03-2

How far outside of our comfort zone will we go for others, whilst honouring and maintaining the call God has placed on our lives to love our neighbour?

How might we respond as a group to the actions of the statement? eg one action might be to engage with the local media.

 

 

Originally posted on Dchurch 

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