You may know of the ongoing work of the Dismantling Racism committee, wherein members of CPC, Grace AME, and other community members have joined together to educate ourselves and our communities to discuss and dismantle racism, undertaking to organize events to educate and mobilize others in this work.
The committee has recently developed a mission statement, and we’re excited to share it with you.
As concerned people of faith centered in the Catonsville community, we see the impact racism has on societal systems and how it erects barriers that divide our communities and marginalize our neighbors. We listen to and accept the truth of racism’s long-standing, systemic impact and boldly speak that truth to the world. We educate ourselves and others by highlighting the explicit and implicit biases that keep us from seeing and acting on the racism in ourselves and society. Therefore, we seek to promote equity, respect, and justice in our communities and respect everyone’s basic right to exist and thrive.
If you have interest in joining these important efforts, please contact Jeff Bolognese or myself and we will get you connected!