Undoing racism and advancing intercultural transformation is one of the seven priorities laid out in Mennonite Church USA’s Purposeful Plan, a document developed to guide the work of Executive Board staff.
The Purposeful Plan states,
“Racism, antipathy and alienation among different cultural groups stand in the way of Christ’s kingdom of love, justice and peace. As missional communities we will seek to dismantle individual and systemic racism in our church. We will also seek to develop intercultural competence, which means that we intend to heal racial divisions, learn to live and work in a multicultural context, and value all the gifts of God’s diverse people. We envision people of many nations, tribes, people and languages as participants in the kingdom of God. We believe it is Jesus, pictured as the Lamb, who calls people together from all nations. (Acts 10, Galatians 3:25-29, Ephesians 2:15; Revelation 7:9, Article 9, 211 Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective).”
Sue Park-Hur, denominational minister for Leadership Development, oversees the Transformative Peacemaking work for Mennonite Church USA.
Initiatives and programs related to the churchwide priority of Undoing Racism and Advancing Intercultural Transformation include: