As an organization, we are committed to condemning the ideology and practice of white supremacy. We are committed to listening and learning from those whose very existence is being assaulted. We are committed to taking action based on that listening. And we are committed to doing so in Jesus' Name.

For anyone feeling confused and surprised by this weekend's events, this article by a trusted organization is a helpful starting point.

In the coming week, Spero will be sharing personal reflections from Board Members, staff, SHARP Instructors, and friends of Spero who have been gracious enough to lend their voices to this space--individuals who are most affected by the ideology of hate who, but who are willing to share in an effort to move the Church toward true reconciliation. We don't take this lightly and we are honored to hear and share their responses. May we all listen well.

Kim Bandy