Racial Justice Sunday - Moderator urges people to 'call out' racism
Published on 5 February 2024 1 minute read
People have been urged to "call out" all those who use hostile and dehumanising language towards asylum seekers and refugees.
Rt Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, said it "diminished humanity" and we all have a responsibility to "create a world where every person is treated with dignity and respect".
She spoke out ahead of Racial Justice Sunday on 11 February which provides churches across the UK the opportunity to lament the reality of racism in society and commit to try and help end it.
This year's theme is migration.
Migration has always been a part of our human story, that's why so many of the stories in the Bible involve people on the move:
- Moses leading the Israelites from slavery in Egypt to the promised land.
- Ruth and Naomi travelling to Bethlehem to seek a new beginning.
- Mary and Joseph fleeing to Egypt to protect their new born son.
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland have put together a resource called Exodus which contains dozens of prayers and creative ideas for marking Racial Justice Sunday.