Stand up for Justice
“He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the LORD require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?”
Statement from President
In the wake of the killing of George Floyd and resulting unrest, Scripture Union’s prayer is that we will listen, love and serve well in this time. “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?” We pray each decision we make, each curriculum and resource we produce, every encounter we create, reflects the heart of our Creator whose image we bear.
I am grateful that our organization has historically taken a stand against racism and discrimination at the highest level of leadership. Recorded in the minutes of a Council meeting in 1960, when SU International was founded, are these words: “the Conference also desired to place on record the belief of the Scripture Union movement in the unity of all believers in Christ without distinction as to race, languages, color or social position, and their equal worth in the sight of God, Who is no respecter of persons.” This same Council was advocating for the work in the US to take place in a “non-segregated manner”, well before it was legally recognized by law.
I want to place on record today that Scripture Union USA affirms this statement and condemns racism as sinful. We will continue in prayer and teaching for justice for the oppressed until the day we all gather together in praise before the Throne of God representing “every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages.”
Thank you for standing with us in the work, as followers of the King.
Scripture Union USA