Text of the Message Shared by the General Secretary of FGC on Sunday Concerning Racism, FGC and the Gathering—Now With Background Information
In light of the deeply disturbing shooting deaths by police of Philando Castile in St. Paul, Alton Sterling in Louisiana, and Gerry Williams in North Carolina, the need to confront and dismantle systemic racism within our hearts, within our institutions, and within our countries grows more glaring by the day.
Many Friends here at the Gathering have requested a transcript of what was shared Sunday evening. That was made available in print and online yesterday. It also is contained at the end of this document. There have also been requests for more background information as well as an update on some of the steps that have been taken at the Gathering since Sunday’s message.