Fighting for What is Right
Activism at RUMC
"We are called to step in and carry one another's pack--not to step on or step over. It is the burden we are all called to carry."
Senior Pastor, Dr. Tom Davis
The power of Christ gives us eyes to see the systems oppressing our neighbors, and the strength to take action. RUMC & Chapel Roswell are committed to doing the work to help end racism in our community and beyond. If you would like to serve alongside us but are unsure of how to start, we hope you'll find the resources here helpful.
New Book Study
Be the Bridge
Over the past months, we have become increasingly aware of the inequities and injustice caused by systemic racism. At times, it feels disheartening, and we wonder what can we do? Change starts with honest conversation among Christians who are willing to name their hurts, confront their hidden fears, and work to dispel mounting tensions. Reflecting on scripture, history, and experience, Morrison helps readers move from good intentions to heart transformation and meaningful action.
When: Tuesday nights at 7:30p.m., Oct. 27 – Dec. 3
Facilitator: Pastor Melissa Kime-Hall
When you know better, you do better.
There are countless resources available to learn more about systemic racism and racial justice--so many that it can be hard to know where to start. Below you will find a wide variety of videos, books, articles, and podcasts to help you begin (or continue) your journey.
Devotional and Prayer with Senior Pastor Tom Davis
Sermon by Senior Pastor Tom Davis
You Are Here: First Steps for White Christians on Race and Racism is an online course for Christians who want to acquire a fundamental understanding of race and racism from a biblical perspective. This four-part self-directed course offers videos featuring Robin DiAngelo and the Rev. Dr. David Anderson Hooker, reflections, and activities to help people of faith to recognize racism and begin to challenge it in their lives.
This online course centers on one big idea: that anti-racism is anything that actually interrupts and dismantles racism. As a 101 course, the content will focus on defining anti-racism, identifying anti-racism, and practicing anti-racism by interrupting racism.
Read. Watch. Listen.
Ways to Help
Whether you choose to participate or donate, there are many organizations working to further social justice and eradicate racism locally, regionally, and nationally. You find a few below, and a more comprehensive list HERE.