UNITED METHODISTS STAND AGAINST RACISM
Clergy and Laity Asked to Support Efforts to End Acts of Anti-Asian Violence
In May 2020, Bishop Tracy S. Malone and the East Ohio Conference Extended Cabinet committed to stand against racism and to take action, learn together, and continue to press forward in transforming our Church, our communities, and our world into the “beloved community.”
The EOC Board of Multicultural Vitality encourages clergy and lay members of the Conference to prayerfully and consciously seek ways to respond to the racism and violence we have witnessed against Asians and Asian Americans. In the face of hate and racism we, as Christians, are called to live into our baptismal vows to “accept the freedom and power God gives us to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves.”
We stand in solidarity with EOC congregations like Cuyahoga Falls Grandview UMC and with our Korean United Methodist churches others that are in ministry with Asian and Asian Americans. We pray for our Asian American church members, congregations, their families, and local and national Asian American communities.
As an act of learning read the Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence written by the New Federation of Asian American United Methodists.
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