St. John's Episcopal Church - Chicago
At St. John's, we are gathered to celebrate God's gifts and sent to respond to the needs of the world.
Part of that response has been the creation of the Antiracism Team because, as members of St. John's community, we are active and intentional in identifying, disrupting, and dismantling racism within our church and our community.
This is the second year in a row that St. John's has put together a team to run in the Race Against Hate. We ask that you look inside your hearts, give if you can, join us if you'd like, and seek to be reconciled in Christ's love.
Why do we Race Against Hate?
We race ro remember Ricky Byrdsong, an African American man killed in a hate crime in 1999.
We race to raise money to further the mission of the YWCA Evanstaon/North Shore, in particular their efforts in areas of racial justice and violence prevention.
We race to come together as a church and community in identifying, disrupting, and dismantling racism; if we want a just and peaceful society, it is our mutual responsibility to address racism.
We race because it's fun to be active early on a Sunday morning and then go to church and praise God!