People of faith are positioned in this moment with a moral imperative to push for both the immediate needs of people most impacted to be met (#DefundPolice), and also to push our own transformative long-term demands for an abolitionist future (Invest in Communities). This includes doing the transformative work within our own congregations and spiritual communities to stop calling police and build alternatives that invest in collective well-being.
In that spirit, SURJ-Faith has created the “Community Safety for All: Congregational Action Toolkit” for white faith/spiritual leaders and congregations to examine our relationship to policing and police violence, and to #DefundPolice within our own congregational contexts.
Join SURJ-Faith Coordinator Rev. Anne Dunlap and guests to learn more about the imperative for congregations to stop calling police and invest in alternatives that build truly safer, more just, and more compassionate communities!