The Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church has a long history of engagement on social justice issues. Whether it’s been around the ordination of women, or the rights of our LGBTQ members to be ordained or married, our members and our ministers have long been on the leading edge of these efforts here in the Presbytery of Western North Carolina.
By joining the Matthew 25 initiative, we have declared our intention, in this present historical moment, to focus time and intentional effort on dismantling structural racism in our congregation, in our wider community, in our denomination and, where possible, in the country at large.
Of course, we are not doing this work alone. We have joined with other Presbyterian churches across the country who share our commitment to the goal of dismantling structural racism and are doing this work. We have also partnered in the past, and we will continue partnering in the future, with local and national non-profits, such as Christians for Untied Community and the Poor People’s Campaign, which are focused on bringing down the barriers of race and class that divide our churches, our communities, and our country.