biblical justice

“...what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”  Micah 6:8


Our Commitment to Biblical Justice


Every person is created in the image of God, worthy of love and respect and welcome in God’s family. We acknowledge and grieve the deep wounds of racial injustice in our nation. With Jesus as our example, we follow the biblical imperative to work for individual and structural justice for all ethnicities — in our church and our community. We commit to listening and learning together, along with lamenting and leaning into what the Holy Spirit is calling us to do to foster racial justice and reconciliation. 


Listen and Learn


Recent events have been a painful reminder of injustices past and present. We acknowledge that this is a time for us to humble ourselves and listen closely to our brothers and sisters who have been impacted by racial injustice.


Because the Bible is our primary resource we hold up everything to its light and truth. The list below is not exhaustive, nor does our church endorse all the ideas in these resources.



Lament and Lean Into


As we listen and learn, God may prompt us to lament and lean into what He is teaching us and to respond with action.  Ways to promote racial justice in our city and beyond:


Pray for Racial Reconciliation


Connect, Questions, Concerns


Engage

  • Join a Sunset Be the Bridge 101 discussion group. If you'd like to be put on a waiting list, please email Yukiko Flennaugh here.
  • Sign up for one of Sunset’s upcoming Growing in Racial Understanding class.

Growing in Racial Understanding Class

Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am


If you're interested in learning how to have a discussion on race, this class is an introduction to exploring different perspectives on race. Explore racial identity and how you think about race in a safe environment through videos, photos, personal stories and small group discussions. This is a good first step on a journey to explore how to help heal the wounds of racism.


This will be an in-person class, limited to 10 attendees.


Register for the June 27 Class



Be the Bridge 101 Class

COMING SOON


Desire to become a Bridge Builder? Grow deeper in racial understanding in this four-part class.  Join others learning and growing through discussions on race. The class is free but the PDF cost is $10 on the Be The Bridge website. We suggest you attend the Growing in Racial Understanding Class first, which is listed above, but this is not required.


"When it comes to racial bridge-building for white people, Be The Bridge places a lot of the focus on listening to and learning from people of color. But there’s also some important internal work that white people need to do as well. When white people don’t understand some of the basic tenets of whiteness, it’s hard to fully engage in the work of racial reconciliation." - Be The Bridge


Take a look at the Be the Bridge resources to help build racial unity, and register for the four-part class below.


There will be another Be the Bridge 101 class in the summer, so please stay on the lookout for details.