Racial Justice Sunday is observed by British Christian churches on the second Sunday of February. It began in 1995.
The Methodist Church in Britain describes Racial Justice Sunday as “an opportunity for all Christians to join together in:
- Reflecting on the importance of racial justice
- Thanksgiving for human diversity
- Prayer for an end to misunderstanding, racism and injustice
- Action that truly makes a difference
- Fundraising for national and local racial justice initiatives.”
Why Celebrate Racial Justice Sunday
We believe that the universe was created by a loving God who chose to become a human being in Jesus Christ, who has redeemed the world and sent the Holy Spirit to enable us to love one another with God’s love. All human beings are equally children of God and loved by God. Since none is outside the love of God, none should be outside our love either.
“The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord is the maker of them all.”
You can access resources for the day here.
Click here to read a prayer for Racial Justice Sunday.