“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” (Isaiah 1:17 ESV)
We have always sought to be a people ruled by God’s Word and by God’s grace. We see in Scripture that God commands His people to learn to do good, seek justice, and correct oppression. This is why our elders chose to speak into the racial injustices that have been happening to people of color in our country, city, and church.
Below, you will find our statement on racial injustice in its entirety. We would ask that you prayerfully read the entire document. This statement is not about where we currently are as a community but is a direction for the people we want to become. In addition to this statement, we have provided a list of common resources for us to read so that we can move forward in our listening, learning, lamenting, and loving together as a unified body.
To read the statement, please click the link below.
Statement on Racial Injustice
Racial Justice & Racial Reconciliation
We’ve included a list of recommended reading and listening resources below to help us all begin to engage in the conversation in a meaningful way. We hope that these resources will help us better understand what is happening, and from that understanding, commit ourselves to actions of meaningful change.
Introductory Reading List
“Know Austin, Love Austin” Guided Audio Tour
“Know Austin, Love Austin,” is a guided audio tour of racially-significant landmarks in our city.
The tour highlights locations across Austin, introducing its listeners to the historical importance of each site. Each stop includes a brief history of the landmark, remarks based on a Christ-centered perspective, and space for guided reflection and prayer.
Click the link below to access this resource.
Listen to "Know Austin, Love Austin"