In response to the public deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, and in support of movements toward conversation and action, Bishop Carter recently announced the formation of a Bishop’s Task Force on Anti-Racism. The task force will include three teams: Training and Accountability; Public Policy and Witness; and Beloved Community.
This work is in continuity with ministry that has taken place over many years. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed inequities in our society, and the recent killings have led to the urgent need to respond more clearly and intentionally to racism within our annual conference and across our state. The Bishop’s Task Force on Anti-Racism is one facet of this response. We solicit your support, your engagement and your prayers. We invite you to see below updates on the work of the Task Force, the names of those who will serve on the Task Force, a recent cabinet statement and the resources we've compiled on race.
Bishop's Task Force on Anti-Racism Video from Annual Conference - September 22, 2020
A Statement Regarding the Shooting of Another Black Man by the Police - August 27, 2020
Bishop’s Task Force on Anti-Racism Names Leadership - June 16, 2020
Video of Recorded Webinar: "How To Be An Antiracist" - July 10, 2020
Cabinet Statement in Response to Racial Injustice - June 6, 2020
Resources on Race for the People of the Florida Conference - June 5, 2020