With relationships across tribes, races, countries and continents, Pilgrim Africa stands in solidarity with the fight against the evil of racial injustice, in all of its forms and wherever it is found.
The centuries of systemic racism in America are the antithesis of our values and goals as a Christian organization. We believe all human beings are made in the image of God, and that racism mocks the words of Jesus: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
We believe the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery—and countless other Black lives lost in the United States due to brutality and racism—are fundamentally unjust. The ongoing abuse of the Black community damages our world, choking out the intelligence, innovation, creativity, and peace that is born from diverse collaboration.
To be anti-racist requires more than statements and mere intellectual assent. We must work within the bonds of real relationship, with humility and perseverance, to dismantle unjust systems and create policies that affirm the struggles of real people.
Join us in this time as we listen, reflect, and seek God’s mercy in prayer. Together.
“We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.”