2017 MCC Anti-Hate Resource Toolkit

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Resources for MCC Churches

Responding to Racism, White Supremacists, and Hate Rallies

18 August 2017

Dear MCC Colleagues,

We are all reeling from the onslaught of blatant white supremacist groups attacking Charlottesville, Virginia, and receiving cover from the White House. More than ever, we are required to show solidarity and respond both to blatant expressions of hatred but also to dig deeply beneath the surface of a country built on the genocide of Native peoples and the enslavement of people of African descent.

If you have any doubts about the urgency of this situation, please watch HBO’s up close coverage of all the events in Charlottesville: https://news.vice.com/story/vice-news-tonight-full-episode-charlottesville-race-and-terror

More white supremacist actions are occurring across the country. You will need to decide how to respond at the local church level, and we are beginning a process or providing resources to you. Right now, we are providing:

As you write sermons, as your letters and op-eds are published, and when you discover valuable resources, please share them with us. We will also update you with quotes from MCC leaders, which can be used in your publications, talking points, and additional resources. Our work will be ongoing.

Gratitude is extended to those who assisted with the collection of resources for this toolkit: Rev. Candy Holmes, Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Rev. Brendan Boone, Rev. Dr. Elijah Nealy, PAD Working Group, MCC Richmond, Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown.

MCC Communications Team

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