“...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.
- Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison
- Color of Compromise video series
- White Awake by Daniel Hill
- Portland’s History of Racial Injustice
- Oregon’s History of Racial Injustice
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
- Contact the Sunset Biblical Justice Team to ask questions or process what you are learning.
- 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. Our next class, June 27, will be open for registration soon.