July 3, 2020 by The staff of The Upper Room

This week, The Upper Room joined hundreds of other companies and organizations in the #StopHateForProfit campaign by halting all advertising on Facebook. 

We are calling on Facebook to take clear and decisive action to stop its platform from being used to amplify racism and misinformation. The Christian spiritual life and the mission of The Upper Room do not align with the bigotry, threats of violence, and hateful messaging that Facebook has allowed to spread and exploit marginalized communities. 

While we will continue to have a presence on Facebook, we will pause all paid advertising on the platform until the company updates their policies and practices that are allowing hate to be amplified.

The Upper Room is committed to a ministry that is increasingly global, antiracist, and ecumenical. In these days we are called to give special and focused attention to being antiracist. This is the work of discipleship and spiritual formation.

To learn more about the spiritual work of overcoming racism, please read this message from our publisher.

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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