“Church, Jesus calls us to a love that heals, restores, and sets free. To express Jesus’ love in these times, we must take the time to understand the problem of racism in Boston. It negatively shapes the daily experiences and life paths of people of color, who make up more than half of the Boston community. But no one is exempt from its influence. Racism impacts people of all races—in heart, mind, spirit, and body.”
This is a quote from Megan Lietz, Director of the Race and Christian Community Initiative at the Emmanuel Gospel Center, a program that is launching this Thursday evening at Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain. If you’re planning to attend, be sure to RSVP by clicking here.
A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Boston University School of Theology, Megan Lietz is a mom, prayer warrior, and social justice advocate. Christians in Boston should take note of the powerful message within some of the blog articles that she has written.
In “Not That Kind of Racism,” Megan candidly reflects on the ways in which she has unintentionally promoted racism.
“Boston Racism: Pathways for Spirit-Led Action” describes concrete data regarding racism in Boston, as well as reflection questions and ideas for Spirit-led action.