New Connections at St. Matthew’s

HOW WE STARTED: In the fall of 2015, a group of St. Matthew’s parishioners attended the first Empower West Louisville event and began an effort to learn more about racial disparity and racism. READ MORE.

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Books about race and racism history

‘White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide’ by Carol Anderson, Ph.D.

book cover imageAn unflinching look at America’s long history of structural and institutionalized racism, White Rage is a timely and necessary examination of white anger and aggression toward black America. Starting with … DETAILS

Lenten Listening Project

How do we develop the ideas and feelings we hold about “race”? When did we first realize there were people who were not the “same color” we were? And how did we feel about that? What other people and events in our lives have molded the views we hold today?

As part of our Lenten practice, St. Matthew’s will take part in a small-group listening project around race. DETAILS

What is SURJ Faith at St. Matthew’s?

Jesus calls us to love our neighbors, but we live in fractured times. Many of us find it hard to love neighbors who are different from us and seem hard to understand; but we have to try.

To begin, we need to take a deep look within ourselves.

In our SURJ Faith Project at St. Matthew’s, we aim to begin this process. DETAILS