Pastors Kris Sledge and Lenore Hosier have been working with our conference leadership to develop a grass-roots movement seeking to eradicate racism within the boundaries of our Annual Conference and the wider community. Their hope is that this becomes a priority for the Susquehanna Conference, and, working towards that goal, have developed the following approach to this movement:
The Anti-Racist Movement of the Susquehanna Conference heeds the call of Christ and our Bishops to dismantle racism in all forms that it presents itself.
Three Fold Approach
- Educate our white clergy persons and laity to recognize their own privilege and implicit biases.
- Encourage actively anti-racist leadership, congregations, and communities who oppose racism and its harm, while working diligently to form relationships and systems that heal, love, and create justice
- Embrace and equip clergy of color and congregations they serve for fruitful cross-cultural appointments and mutually supportive collaboration in life and ministry.