As a multi-ethnic community of faith, we have always been and remain committed to opposing racism of any kind. We particularly condemn the long-standing sin of racism against African-Americans in our country. As a historic church involved in the abolitionist and Civil Rights movements, it is our duty to work and pray toward peace and reconciliation. We are called to “weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15) and stand up for the oppressed (Isaiah 1:17). We also confess our own sins of commission and omission that we have not done all we could have done. We will strive toward and pray for healing and unity to address these evils in our society.