Calvary's Racial Equity Initiative
As a Matthew 25 congregation , Calvary Presbyterian Church commits to recognizing and dismantling racism and unconscious bias in our own hearts and minds, in the institution of the church, and in the broader culture. We will provide a space to process what we are seeing and learning and to discern our call as a community of faith to take action toward these goals. Our shared set of values and mission calls us to “transform lives for Christ:” that now calls us to transform our own lives to be less complicit in racist aspects of our culture, to transform the lives of those who have historically faced oppression by helping eradicate systemic racism disproportionately affecting them, and to be the hands and feet of Christ by opposing institutions and practices everywhere that deny the full humanity of all God’s children.
Upcoming Racial Equity Initiative Events
Book and Movie Discussions
Calvary invites you to join us in creating and growing a learning community by providing movie and book discussions about systemic racism and racial injustice topics to deepen individual and collective understanding.
Classes and Workshops
Cultivate skills in dismantling racism and organizing for racial justice by sharing best practices, sound theories, skills, models, tools, approaches, and programs to help combat white supremacy and racism.
Advocate by networking and joining community organizations that are doing important work around confronting and undoing systemic racism.
Petition by reaching out to state, county, and community leaders and organizations through letter writing, emails, in-person visits, and phone calls to inform and ask they take action that addresses and eliminates racial injustices.
Volunteer by serving and participating in church, local, and global endeavors that actively address dismantling racial injustices and partner with those who have been subjects of discrimination.
Participate in peaceful protests and marches in support of causes addressing racial injustices.