Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, and leaders of the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have joined together to offer the Advent message “Churches Beyond Borders: Advent Call to Address Racism and White Supremacy.”

“In the wilderness and in the river, on the margins of society, John the Baptizer offered faithful witness to the ongoing work of God,” the message read, in part. “What does it mean to offer faithful witness today?”

The message continued: “This Advent, we feel called to name the truth that the sin of racism and white supremacy is ongoing. People continue to be subjected to and oppressed by these systemic evils, even within our own churches and the ecumenical movement. … Our calling is to prepare the way of the Lord by embracing truth, promoting healing and acting in love.”

Read the full message.

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