WHEREAS, Harmony between the races and justice for all persons remain a goal for American society, and
WHEREAS, The quest for racial justice and peace is a Christian concern, and
WHEREAS, The civil rights progress of the 1960’s has given way to new expressions of racism in the 1970’s, which exist in both individuals and the structure of society, and
WHEREAS, New racism continues to deprive minority persons of practical means of advancement, and
WHEREAS, Over 40 percent of black teenagers are unemployed in some urban areas of this nation, and
WHEREAS, According to a recent government study black persons experience discrimination three out of four times when seeking to rent housing,
Therefore, be it RESOLVED, That we seek to purge ourselves and our society of all forms of racism, and
Be it further RESOLVED, That we pledge ourselves to a renewed commitment in applying the teachings of Jesus to the practical concerns of all minority persons.