Letter from St. Stephen’s Clergy on Social Justice

June 3, 2020
Dear Friends in Christ,  As our hearts continue to break and our grief overwhelms us about racial injustice as well as the pandemic, there are 3 very concrete ways we can do more now to get involved in efforts for racial justice locally:

1) Join Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) – you can find the group on Facebook (SURJ Middlebury). Also, email Joanna Colwell, joanna.colwell@gmail.com to be added to the SURJ email list. 

2) Join the Rutland NAACP naacprutland.org. Annual dues are $30, $15 for youth. You become a member of the national organization and receive its excellent magazine, THE CRISIS. 

3) Find something to read or listen to. This list is comprehensive: http://bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES. If you don’t know where to start, try reading THE WARMTH OF OTHER SUNS, by Isabel Wilkerson; and listening to the podcast Seeing White, produced by Scene on Radio. 

Finally, let us continue to pray without ceasing for justice and peace. 

The Leadership of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Middlebury, VT