“Please move away from the sidelines and unite together — regardless of your faith or religious practice — to seek an end to hatred and violence . . . What happened to our family is part of a larger attack on Black and Brown bodies . . . We call on all people, public officials, faith leaders and Americans from all walks of life to help address the festering sores of racism as it spurs an unforgiving culture of violence.”
– Rev. Waltrina Middleton, longtime organizer, whose cousin Rev. Depayne Middleton, was killed in the massacre at Emanuel AME Church.
SURJ-Faith supports white faith/spiritual leaders and communities to take bold action in the fight against racial oppression. This work includes rooting out the ways white supremacy culture shows up in our faith/spiritual institutions and withdrawing our moral support for systems of harm and violence that undergird the racist structures in which we live.
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