We believe that diversity is something that God intended and is to be celebrated. We will continue and grow our work in anti-bias through education, worship, justice, and partnerships to be the church that God has called us to be. We believe that the church is meant to be a place where we can learn to build healthier communities for people of all races.
Dr. Radcliff shares with Pastor Gerald his journey, which has led to his passion for social and racial justice. Dr. Radcliff has a unique perspective, living as a black man in this country and having served as a Deputy and Chaplain with the LA County Sheriff’s Department.
Dr. Jeung shares with Pastor Gerald how important the biblical mandate of being in this world but not of it has led him to incredible experiences of seeking God’s justice and putting his faith on the line particularly in Asian American, Latinx, and refugee communities.
We are grateful for the leadership of our denomination and for the witness of our Stated Clerk, The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, in this video – there is work to do, please join us in this hard and necessary dialogue.
How do we teach our kids the values of kindness, mercy, and justice? How do we teach them about the legacies of systemic racism in age-appropriate ways without inflicting trauma?
LOPC’s commitment to be a more just, equitable, inclusive, and diverse community of faith gives us a clear direction of what our community needs to learn, say, and do to care for others who are harmed as a result of an unequitable world and systemic racism. We encourage our members and friends to learn more about becoming an advocate to dismantle racism and build communities that celebrate all of God’s children. If you are unsure about where to start, we recommend:
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Additionally, there will be upcoming webinars and classes in order to further educate our community. There is work to do, and we ask that you please join us in this hard and necessary dialogue to be the community of faith that we want to be.