Positive change is never easy.

In the current climate, we’re seeing black communities calling for it.

This includes members within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A group of members are hosting a letter-writing campaign to ask Church leaders to include anti-racism training in church curriculum.

 

Melodie Jackson is the woman behind the campaign. She’s a Brigham Young University graduate, served a mission for the church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and will begin a PhD program on the Brazilian black Church member experience in the fall.

Jackson is using the hashtag #BlackLivesMattertoChrist online to call on black members to write to Church headquarters. They are invited to share their experiences of being black in the Church, they ask that anti-racism training be incorporated into the Church curriculum and manuals.

You can also find out more about their fireside here:

The Healers Amongst Us Black Fireside
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 6 PM CDT

Public Hosted by 

Black Lives Matter to Christ
This fireside will be a healing space for black LDS members. We’ll hear from speakers and singers all over the world.

https://www.facebook.com/events/279644519749181/

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