Racial Equity & Social Justice

Statements and Press Releases 

Episcopal Church & Bishop’s 
FEZA
NA 
ZAMWI
Hindu American Foundation 
Interfaith Works 
JCRC
LDS Statement
Muslim Community Center (MCC)
Archbishop Wilton Gregory, Archdiocese of Washington
Black and Jewish Clergy Dialogue 
International Buddhist Community (IBC)
Kunchang Palyul Choling
Potomac Area Interfaith Communities (PAIC)County-Wide Law Enforcement Leaders of MoCo
Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council Statement on Racism

Call to Action

Poor People’s Campaign – Demands on Systemic Racism
President Obama  How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change

Prayers

Archdiocese of Washington – Wake Me Up Lord
Catholic Charities – Prayer for Racial Healing
Prayers for Interfaith Family
United Methodist Church – A Prayer of Confession
United Church of Christ– Prayer of Confession for Racial Justice
The Episcopal Church – Litany for Minnesota’s Sins of Racism

Videos

Montgomery County Racial Equity and Social Justice – Community Engagement Toolkit
Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice  – Montgomery County Bill No. 27-19

JCRCListen, Learn, and Act Anti-Racism ToolKit

Reimagining Public Safety: Prevent Harm and Lead with the Truth

Multicultural Dialogue on Racism and Bias – The Rev. Dr. Carol Flett, Co-Chair of Faith Community Working Group, and 18 facilitators led Multicultural Dialogues on Racism and Bias with small diverse groups of Montgomery County residents. The Participant Manual includes guidelines, working definitions, tools and practices for dismantling systemic racism that can be used by individuals, families, groups, and faith communities. 

Resources from Montgomery County Chief Equity Officer

Books Recommended by FCAC Discussion Groups “Candid Conversations on Race”

Following four years of the dialogues on racism, the Rev. Dr. Carol Flett and 18 facilitators led Candid Conversations on Race using the following three books for learning how our racialized society affects all people. The team is considering how to revive the small group discussions virtually and assessing a fresh approach for physical meetings this fall.  

Additional Recommended Reading