At Eastside Church we recognize that practicing justice begins with understanding the ways we have participated in unjust systems and practices.

RACIAL RECONCILIATION

At Eastside Church we affirm that Black Lives Matter. As a majority white congregation in a truly diverse neighborhood we seek to better understand the ways the world has privileged us while denying the humanity of our brothers and sisters of color. We continue to have conversations surrounding personal prejudice, systemic injustice, and the pervasiveness in white supremacy in thought and deed in this country.

CONSTRUCTING AFFIRMING THEOLOGIES

As Eastside Church moves toward becoming officially aligned as a reconciling congregation, we are exploring ways the Bible has been used to deny the full humanity of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. We are seeking new and affirming ways of constructing our theology in order to best love all people God has created.

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