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Mission Statement

In light of the centennial commemoration of the Tulsa Race Massacre and God’s ongoing call to love and justice, we seek to open our ears, eyes, minds, and hearts to the atrocities of systemic racial injustice and its consequences; to equip and engage for transformation throughout society.

“We are scared as Black people in America. Black men, Black women, Black kids, we are terrified.”   -Lebron James

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The Woods Building
Section of Greenwood.
Church burning.
Smoldering homes.
People in line at the Exchange.
Red Cross ward
Furniture in street.
Greenwood burning.
After the massacre.
Greenwood after the massacre.

1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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Harmless themselves, they [the citizens of Greenwood] apparently could not conceive the brutality and fiendishness of men who would deliberately set fire to the homes of their friends and neighbors and just as deliberately shoot them down in their tracks.

                   Tulsa Daily World, June 2, 1921

 

PC(USA) CHURCHWIDE ANTIRACISM POLICY

Racism is the opposite of what God intends for humanity. It is the rejection of the other, which is entirely contrary to the Word of God incarnate in Jesus Christ. Racism is a lie about our fellow human beings, for it says that some are less than others. Because of our biblical understanding of who God is and what God intends for humanity, the PC(USA) must stand against, speak against and work against racism.

Stated Clerk remembers recent victims of racial violence

Racial Equity

Committed to building up the church in Christ and bringing God’s love to all humankind in its rich diversity.

 To seek, develop and energize diverse leaders who welcome and nurture all people, especially those who are marginalized.

A Window Into The Breach

Theology and the Economy of Slavery at Columbia Theological Seminary, 1824-1899

A timeline looking at racistm and the institution of slavery in the 19th century as it relates to the history of the seminary.

Gender & Racial Justice

Assisting the church in its committment to become more open and inclusive in an effort to create an environment where a person’s identities, whatever they may be, do not hinder their ability to fully live out their call in the church and society. 

Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP)

Responsible for the process of developing and recommending social witness policy to the General Assembly

 
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Matthew 25 

Eradicating Systemic Poverty
Dismantling Structural Racism
Building Congregational Vitality
 N4DR.org Network for Dismantling Racism
 

Conversations with

Dr. Christena Cleveland

Author of "Disunity in Christ", Dr. Christena Cleveland reflects on how the Church has responded (or not) to events like the Tulsa Race Massacre and what the Church's role is and should be in movements like Black Lives Matter.

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Author of "Disunity in Christ", Dr. Christena Cleveland joins the synod's Network for Dismantling Racism and guests for discussion about her book and ways in which we engage in the work of racial justice as a Church.

 
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