I’m sorry. I’m listening. I’m learning.
Today, we tented with some Black Anabaptist kindred: Osheta Moore, Jerrell Williams, and Glen Guyton. Sister Osheta called her “Dear White Peacemakers” following to show up for anti-racism in better ways than we are. Pastor Megan follows her lead: I’m sorry. I’m listening. I’m learning. Also: Mennonites & Police Abolitionism – if we don’t have the ancestors we need in this work, then our call is to BECOME the ancestors we wish we had. [sermon begins at 22:10]
Megan M Ramer
Narrative Lectionary – summer
- Osheta Moore,“I’m sorry, I’m listening, I’m learning,” IGTV video clip on Instagram, May 31, 2020.
- Jerrell Williams, “Prayer of Lament,” included in Mennonite Church USA’s “Prayers of lament: Responding to the violence of racism,” June 1, 2020.
- Glen Guyton, “We need to engage in more costly peacemaking,” June 1, 2020.
- Rick Derksen, email to Megan Ramer, June 3, 2020.
- Pass the Peace in America Sign Language
- Land Acknowledgement: Real Rent Duwamish
- Offering: donations to Seattle Mennonite Church
- PHOTO: “Defund SPD,” by Megan Ramer, June 2020
Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.
- How Can We Be Silent – Words and Music by Michael Mahler, © 2003, GIA Publications, Inc.
- We walk by faith and not by sight – Words by Henry Alford; Music by Marty Haugen, © 1984, GIA Publications, Inc.
- My Soul Cries Out – Words and Music by Rory Cooney, © 1990, GIA Publications, Inc. (arrangement of Irish traditional tune)
- Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things), by Anastasia Higginbotham.