Living Hope Community Church seeks to be a church that denounces all forms of hatred and
racism and seeks to “act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.” (Micah 6:8)
We believe Jesus calls and equips his followers to be his co-agents of reconciliation and do what
is right, treating all people with respect, regardless of their skin color, ethnicity, national origin,
language, faith, or citizenship. 1 The Holy Spirit leads and empowers us to follow Jesus’ example,
changing our hearts to minister to all people with power and authority, equipped with the fruit
of the Spirit. 2
We believe this requires a long obedience. It will involve the difficult work of learning and
reading, repenting and uprooting, befriending and empowering. Toward this end, we have
created this resource page that will aid in the initial steps of educating and equipping in the
pursuit of racial equity. While this may seem like an insurmountable task before us, take heart!
The Spirit of Christ won't leave or forsake us in the pursuit of every good endeavor.
1 Ephesians 2:14, 2Corinthians 5:18-19
2 Galatians 5:22
The session reviewed this statement and found it to be in agreement with our value that
Every Person Matters and to be consistent with the Bible and Essential Tenets of ECO
(2022- 06-07 session meeting).
Racism in America Discussion Resources
Shirley Daniels interviewed by Amy Julia Becker November 2021
Presentation by Lisa for Ethics Class on Race