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In this issue we share with you how we’ve been celebrating our 50 year anniversary! We also want to share with you a terrific opportunity to experience African American history. Plus, join a great matching gift challenge that will help fund multicultural scholarships and support the ministry of Race Relations.

Race Relations Celebrates 50 Years

Inspire 2022 provided the perfect opportunity to gather and commemorate God’s work and blessings over five decades of ministry.

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Synod 2022: More Steps Toward Racial Justice

Synod delegates worked through a series of proposals as a response to Classis Greater Los Angeles’ overture to “oppose white supremacy and systemic racism.”

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ORR signs letter in support of HR40

HR40 was a bill first introduced by John Conyers in 1989. The bill does not call for reparations but for a commission to study and develop proposals for reparations. It has never passed. It's a request that the president use his authority to appoint a commission to do the work that HR40 requests.

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$50K Matching Gift Challenge

You can support the work of the Office of Race Relations by donating right now to their “$50K, 50 year” matching challenge. Thanks to a substantial donation from an anonymous donor, any gift to Race Relations will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $50,000!) and applied to their scholarship fund.

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Sankofa Trip 2022

Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience African American history and explore key civil rights moments in US history on this experiential tour. October 19-25, 2022.

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Web Bytes

Initial Report on U.S. Residential Schools Released (June 1 CRC News)

Western Michigan Congregation hosts Juneteenth Celebrations (July 13 Banner)

Pope Francis apologizes to Canada’s Indigenous people (July 13 Banner)

Upcoming Events

2022 Sankofa Learning Trip - October 19-25, 2022 (applications due Sept. 1)

The Ideology of Whiteness workshop available online at your pace. Register here.

Let’s Do It Together

Your support of Race Relations helps equip CRC members to follow Christ's call to be ministers of reconciliation. Please consider making a donation today.


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