The Racial Equity Team engages our community by increasing awareness of racism, white privilege, and white supremacy, and responding faithfully.
First Plymouth became a Racial Equity Congregation in 2019, just before 2020 brought the double challenge of COVID-19 and the full exposure of systemic racism resulting from the George Floyd murder. White people have suddenly been confronted with racial injustice in a way that even veterans of the civil rights fight say seems different. This inspired us to increase our efforts toward the goal of true equity among all peoples. We are a majority white American church with all the associated privileges that implies, and we are aware that these realities are painfully familiar to many Black Americans.
Racism and anti-blackness have been shown by social science to be part of the very fabric of our organizations, including religious communities. Being part of the problem means we can be part of the solution.
The RET meets monthly, on the second Wednesday at 6:30 PM, via Zoom. The link can be found on the church calendar. For more information, please contact RET@firstplymouthchurch.org.