Racism persists and has been suggested to be on the rise again in the United States. With each instance of racism exposed follows a common question among those of us made uncomfortable or frustrated by the incident — What can I do?
Peace Through Action USA has an answer for you.
Give to #UnitingOurHands, our action campaign to help overcome racism in the United States.
Tackling deeply embedded social challenges such as racism requires formal organizations and groups of like-willed people to organize racism awareness-raising and behavior-changing activities for the many others of us who are seeking answers to their "what can I do to address racism" questions but don't know how to begin or don't have a group to join. Such organizations and groups do exist or are in formation. And they are eager for more helpers. That's where Peace Through Action USA enters.
We were formed to energize unpaid volunteers and compensated servant leaders to activate Americans to reject aggression and violence and equip them with practical solutions to establish peace between people and groups where we live, learn, work, play, and pray. #UnitingOurHands represents our commitment to apply our purpose and a portion of our programming to overcoming racism.
We require financial support to fulfill this promise. Primarily, the servant leaders we will engage in peace projects focused on overcoming racism—in several communities across the country—deserve a modest wage so that they may serve a full year without harming themselves economically.
Simply stated, cash is essential to our success.
Will you give us a gift of money to help us activate #UnitingOurHands?
As the lyrics of the gospel hymn and justice song say, "We shall overcome some day" and "We'll walk hand in hand some day." Please walk hand in hand with us, financially and otherwise. For indeed we can—and we shall—overcome racism by #UnitingOurHands for action.