Highland Presbyterian Church is actively striving daily to become an anti-racist institution through education, engagement, support, and advocacy. As a congregation, we embarked on a 21-Day Challenge to begin confronting our own understandings of white privilege and systemic racism. This challenge is ongoing and continuously being updated as new sources emerge that will benefit our education and self-study.
In June 2020, Black leaders in Louisville called on the community to eliminate racial inequity by supporting efforts in jobs, justice, education, health, and housing in A Path Forward for Louisville. They specifically called on white faith communities to “move from being non-racist to aggressively becoming antiracist.”
Systemic racism manifests in many areas of inequity and injustice: housing and home ownership, education, environment, banking and lending, policing, incarceration, food access, education, business investment, employment opportunity and pay, health disparities, reparations and more. Many of our members are individually engaged in addressing these topics through volunteer efforts, financial support and advocacy, as is Highland as a congregation. But we continue to find ways in which we can support and advocate on behalf of A Path Forward for Louisville and share hope from the heart of the Highlands.