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Action Challenge #3

Donate to An Organization Working for Racial Justice and Equity

How we choose to spend our savings is a very personal choice. The decision to donate funds to an organization that aligns with your passions and values is at the heart of personal stewardship. The list below is not an endorsement of any charity. Please do your own due diligence before contributing. A few organizations for you to consider include:

United Methodist General Commission on Religion and Race. They were established in 1968 to hold the newly formed United Methodist Church accountable in its commitment to reject the sin of racism in every aspect of the life of the church. They create practical resources for local congregations (like the Prayer and Action Challenge) seeking to engage and embrace cultural diversity and antiracism.

The Equal Justice initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Its work was highlighted in the book and movie, Just Mercy, which is a title in our First Church Racial Justice Lending Library.

The Bail Project The national revolving bail fund is a critical tool to prevent incarceration and combat racial economic disparities in the bail system. After bail is set, then bail is paid by the fund, and bail is returned to the fund at the end of the client’s case to be used again for a new client.

Mary Lou and Arthur F Mahone Fund. Their Reaching for Rainbows fund for students in the Kenosha area provides scholarships to Gateway Technical College, UW-Parkside and Carthage College. Administered by The Kenosha Community Foundation. (Local)

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