Our congregation has made a strong commitment to being advocates for racial justice in Asheville and the wider world. In June 2016 the congregation adopted a resolution supporting the Black Lives Matter movement that calls us to educate about and deepen our understanding of white privilege and racially oppressive systems and to partner with local organizations to harness the power of love to combat oppression at all levels in our communities.
Our work in this area is currently being organized by our Recommitting to Black Lives Matter committee, whose members are Eleanor Lane, Cecilia Rawlins, Carol Buffum and Elizabeth Schell. Our activities now are currently focused on Education and Awareness and Major Actions of Commitment. We also look for opportunities to leverage our privilege and power by joining local boards that would benefit from the presence of “awakened voices.”