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Special Offering – August 8 – Interdenominational Ministers Action Council (IMAC)

The Interdenominational Ministers Action Council (IMAC) is composed of many of the Black clergy in New Castle County. Rev. Richard Speck is an active member as was Rev. Pam Wat when she was serving First Unitarian. IMAC has been active addressing racism and oppression both in Wilmington as well as the State of Delaware. The mission of IMAC is to become a cutting-edge organization, representing the Kingdom of God, bringing about spiritual, social, and economic transformation and renewal in the Greater Wilmington Community. IMAC supports and helps the development of initiatives that address poverty, unemployment and housing disparities. Members meet monthly and membership is open to any member of the clergy in the state. IMAC welcomes clergy from all faiths who share their commitment to serving the African American community and beyond, in greater Wilmington and New Castle County of Delaware and working toward racial justice for all. During the Pandemic, meetings have been virtual and IMAC stressed congregations to become vaccinated. Past initiatives have drawn attention to discrimination in state employment resulting in changes in hiring and promotion practices, advocating for financial investments within disadvantaged communities, and getting greater police accountability in interacting with Black and Brown communities that suffer a disproportionate number of arrests and killings by police.
First Unitarian has supported the Black Lives Matter program for several years and held trainings to deepen our Antiracism, Anti-oppression, and Multicultural stance within our congregation. Supporting IMAC is an additional way that we can work toward a brighter future for our Black and Brown friends of other faiths. Please be generous.