Our Call for Racial Reconciliation
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
At Urban Alliance, our heart has always been to build bridges and deep relationships across the divides of geography, socioeconomics, race and ethnicity. As an organization, we have sought to deepen our knowledge and understanding of justice, mercy, and the ways sin manifests in our world, both historically and today. We are grieved by the unjust killings of Black men and women and denounce the individual and systemic racism that ravages the very unity we seek, as Christians, and are called to lead. The Bible is clear that racism, discrimination and hatred have no place in our hearts, minds or actions. We cannot serve a community or effectively meet needs while ignoring the systems in place that harm the very people we seek to serve. Therefore, we commit to continuing our work to act justly, love mercy, and reject oppression, division and senseless acts of murder.
For the last three years, we have been facilitating monthly Micah Group meetings with pastors in the UA network who are committed to developing deeper relationships across racial, cultural, geographic and denominational lines so that their churches can more effectively serve the community together. In this time, we have experienced the power of community with people who are different from one another and the beautiful diversity God created, each of us in his own image.
It is our prayer that each person, especially our Black brothers and sisters, be treated fairly, and that the peace and love of Jesus Christ reign in our hearts and over this earth.
In His Love,