“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
We are excited to announce a new chapter in our commitment as a parish to live into our Baptismal promise to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being,” which is the creation of a new Transforming Our Understanding of Race Task Force, or TOUR.
This is not new work for us at Saint Luke’s. Ever since the creation of Person-to-Person in 1968 as a response to Dr. King’s assassination, Saint Luke’s has been engaged in taking an active stand against racism in our society. That work has taken on additional urgency in recent years, particularly after the murder of George Floyd. Now we take the next step.
It is essential for us to deepen awareness of our country’s history and to ask what we, as a church and as individuals, can do to facilitate needed change. TOUR is committed to helping us do just that.
There are many ways to get involved, including our film series, upcoming Civil Rights Pilgrimage, and Sacred Ground classes. Email Hannah@saintlukesdarien.org to learn more!