"Young People in the Diocese of Massachusetts Speak Out Against Racism": A Virtual Town Hall with the Bishops

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On Sunday, June 28th at 1 p.m., young people and church leaders will come together for a virtual, moderated “town hall”-style conversation with Bishop Alan Gates and Bishop Gayle Harris about dismantling racism. All ages are welcome to attend--with those over the age of 20 invited to attend and listen, and those under 20 invited to tell us what we need to hear.

Middle and high school youth groups are encouraged to meet online in advance, if possible, and discuss the following questions, preparing to share their thoughts, reflections and prophetic calls to action with the assembled group: 

  • What do you want to tell the church? What was missing from the statements made by church leadership?
  • Where do you see a need for justice and reconciliation in the church? What do you expect from the church? 
  • What do you think is the role of the church in dismantling racism? What support do you need from the church? 
  • What are you willing to commit to the church?

Registration is required here. For questions, please contact diocesan youth missioner, The Rev. H. Mark Smith at hmsmith@diomass.org.