The murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the hate crime causing George Floyd’s horrific death have brought our nation and our church to a tipping place. The Appointive Cabinet denounces the sin of systemic racism and commits to taking action to end a culture of white privilege in our society and in our church.
As of today, I’m exactly three weeks away from retirement. It’s kind of hard to get my head around this. What a strange year to be retiring! I’m humbled by the kind words people have been sharing with me. Yesterday I received a gift I knew was being sent to me. It is a print by one of my favorite artists, James Christensen.
Change can start with the voice and actions of one person, though it can’t stop there. Real change is dependent on the “many” becoming involved. Do we care enough to become involved? This is a question for us both as individuals, and as churches.
Rev. Matt Ashley
District Superintendent-South District
Phoenix, AZ 85014
P.O. Box 32830
Phoenix, AZ 85064