Monday, November 20, 2017

Boston Declaration: A Prophetic Appeal to Christians of the United States

As followers of Jesus, the Jewish prophet for justice whose life reminds us to, "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Mark 12:31) we hear the cries of women and men speaking out about sexual abuse at the hands of leaders in power and we are outraged. We are outraged by the current trends in Evangelicalism and other expressions of Christianity driven by white supremacy, often enacted through white privilege and the normalizing of oppression. Confessing racism as the United States' original and ongoing sin, we commit ourselves to following Jesus on the road of costly discipleship to seek shalom justice for the least, the lost, and the left out. We declare that following Jesus today means fighting poverty, economic exploitation, racism, sexism, and all forms of oppression from the deepest wells of our faith.
~ Boston Declaration, 20 November 2017

The Boston Declaration launched today at Old South Church in Boston, Massachusetts where nearly 10,000 religion scholars are meeting for the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature.

If you feel inclined to sign the Boston Declaration, here's a link that will enable you to do so. 

I find the graphic at many websites, with no clear indicator (that I have found) of its original source.

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