Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church stands in solidarity with our East Ohio Conference in denouncing racism in any form, white privilege, and white supremacy.
We affirm and pray what we sang in worship this past weekend:
"For everyone born, a place at the table, to LIVE WITHOUT FEAR, and simply to be, to work, to speak out, to witness and worship, for everyone born, the RIGHT TO BE FREE, and God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy, compassion and peace: yes, God will delight when we are creators of justice, JUSTICE and JOY!"
An Anti-Racism Commitment from the Extended Cabinet of the East Ohio Conference
We, Bishop Tracy S. Malone and the Extended Cabinet of the East Ohio Conference, sign our names below as an act of repentance for our silence in the face of the racially motivated brutality that is pervasive throughout the nation. We are appalled by the recent killings of unarmed black people – George Floyd killed at the hands of police officers in Minnesota, Breonna Taylor killed in her own home in Kentucky, and Ahmaud Arbery killed while jogging on a public street in Georgia. We have witnessed the abuse of white privilege and power, in events such as the recent incident in Central Park where a black man’s life was put at risk...
For the full statement and signatures follow this link https://eocumcnews.com/…/an-anti-racism-commitment-from-th…/