For our church leadership, there is no controversy when it comes the equal right of justice for all people. We stand with our black friends, communities and Westsiders and support equality and justice in our nation for all people of color.

As a church community, we must look to Jesus, who intimately knows the pain of unjust violence. We humbly ask for the Spirit’s guidance in examining ourselves, our institutions, our theologies, and practices for the ways in which they retain ideologies that disregard the humanity of non-white peoples. And we join our God in His solidarity with the oppressed and the marginalized.