Statement on Racism

As a community that loves, serves, and includes all people, no exceptions, Good Samaritan Episcopal Church is striving to become a multi-cultural, multi-racial, anti-racist congregation that faithfully reflects our entire community.

We believe we are all called to work against racism, discrimination, oppression, and injustice of any kind. We are all called to work toward a society in which the teachings of Jesus are realized through us. We choose to honor our Baptismal promises to seek and serve Christ in all persons, to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to strive for justice and peace among all people by going beyond the traditional arenas of Christian charity to change practices and systems that necessitate charity itself.

We provide our congregation and larger community with opportunities to examine and re-create practices, systems, and policies that have enabled discrimination and inequality in an effort to make our community wholly equitable for all people.