Many people are asking, “What are we doing as a church about the issue of racial justice?” We started by looking inward as a staff and organization, examining our culture, policies, language, and defaults. Our leadership went through training on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and then our entire staff had a seminar on the same topic. Now, we are taking next steps as a larger church community. We hope you will join us on this journey. To learn more, read on.
Watch Brenda Salter McNeil's message, Journey to Reconciliation.
Looking for more resources? Here are some recommended books and videos compiled by Sarah Akutagawa, Menlo Member in Mission, and National Director of Diversity with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Additionally, the Asian American Christian Collaborative offers a wide variety of resources that cover anti-Asian racism and more.
Join the Menlo Book Club! Help us move from learning to taking action by reading Roadmap to Reconciliation 2.0 by Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil with us, starting the week of May 17. GET MORE INFO + REGISTER
Looking for more ways to respond to racial brokenness and systemic injustice? Check out Be the Bridge, a community rooted in scripture that equips people to address these issues. In addition, the following resources give practical tips for every day situations. While written from the perspective of the Asian community, the principles could help in many contexts.
Find some relationship-centered opportunities to SERVE our community through our ministry partners.
There are many ways to fight for positive change and, as Christians, our starting point is prayer. Pray for healing in our community, humility to learn, and wisdom in our words and actions. As you pray, listen for what God may be asking you to pursue as a next step.