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Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism

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In June, St. Michael’s and other houses of worship across Milton and Mattapan held a service of prayer and shield1remembrance for those killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and vowed to begin a series of sacred conversations on race and religion this fall.

This fall, the Social Action Commission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church has asked all houses of worship, nationwide, to make our solidarity visible through an ecumenical expression of “Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism.”

This Sunday, September 6, will be an opening call for that sacred conversation, and will be resonant with similar calls across the country. We will preach, offer prayers, and describe steps Milton clergy are planning, all in the interests of taking the conversation and – importantly – the action, further and into God’s hope for all of Creation.