The events that occurred this past week have left me speechless and heartbroken. I have to continue to say something because saying nothing is saying something.
I am one to believe that we are all made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and our worth is connected to our Creator. I also believe that because God is of great worth so is every human being who is made in His image.
My heart breaks that my brothers and sisters of color continually suffer in this country under unjust treatment and deaths – they are precious black image-bearers and #blacklivesmatter.
Like Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “There are no gradations in the image of God…precisely because every man is made in the image of God. One day we will learn that. We will know one day that God made us to live together as brothers and to respect the dignity and worth of every man. This is why we must fight segregation with all of our non-violent might.” Because of this I know we cannot let the abuse of black image-bearers go without acting. Here are a few organizations you can donate to and participate in the fight against racism in this country.
We also plan to take this time to read, educate, donate and seek wisdom. In no means do I have all the answers or think this list can solve the problem. These are resources we have been looking at to educate ourselves more and think could be helpful. I encourage everyone to do their own research as well so that we all learn something from this tragedy.
I am praying for our country. Be kind. Spread love and shine bright.
Let’s work together to make this world a better place for us and the next generation (& especially for our kids).
Reach Out & Listen
- Justice For George Floyd
- Stand with Bre
- NAACP #WeAreDoneDying
- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
- Seeing White
- Code Switch
- When They See Us
- Let it Fall
- The Miner’s Canary by Gerald Torres
- This Bridge Called My Back
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander
- Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
- Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony