Make The Commitment

The commitment letters below are statements you can leverage while determining how you may engage in Restorative Actions.

By a vote taken on date, the Session of Congregation Name Church, in City, State with support of the congregation, pledges to take restorative actions indicated below as a witness to the need for economic and social justice in our country.

The surrender of $ ____________, representing ______% of its unrestricted and uncommitted wealth1 for transfer as follows:

        $ ______________, or ______% to the Restorative Fund for Indigenous Communities & Individuals, and

        $ ______________, or ______% to the Restorative Fund for Afro-American Communities & Individuals.

The surrender of ______% of future undesignated bequests received.

The surrender of ______% of future net proceeds on sales real estate assets.

Budgeting $ _____________, or ______% annual non-missional revenues for transfer to the Restorative Fund for Indigenous Communities & Individuals and $____________, or _____% of annual non-missional revenues for transfer to the Restorative Fund for African American Communities & Individuals in future operating budget plans.

_______% of annual surpluses experienced operating budget results.

Consideration each or any of the following annual support activities:

– Holding periodic special offerings for the Restorative Trusts

– Including the Restorative Funds as categories for designation within future pledge drives

– Including the Restorative Funds as potential beneficiaries in future legacy giving programs

 

We volunteer these commitments as a necessary movement toward right relationships, acknowledging that they are incommensurate with harms to Indigenous and Afro-American people.

Congregation Commitment Letter PDF

Ready to make a congregation commitment?  eMail your commitment letter to: commitment@restorativeactions.org

By a vote taken on date, the Presbytery / Synod Name, pledge to take the restorative actions indicated below as a witness to the need for economic and social justice in our country.

The surrender of $ ____________, representing ______% of its unrestricted and uncommitted wealth1 for transfer as follows:

        $ ______________, or ______% to the Restorative Fund for Indigenous Communities & Individuals,

        and

        $ ______________, or ______% to the Restorative Fund for Afro-American Communities & Individuals.

The surrender of ______% of future undesignated bequests received.

The surrender of ______% of future net proceeds on sales real estate assets.

Budgeting $ _____________, or ______% annual non-missional revenues for transfer to the Restorative Fund for Indigenous Communities & Individuals and $____________, or_____% of annual non-missional revenues for transfer to the Restorative Fund for African American Communities & Individuals in future operating budget plans.

or

_______% of annual surpluses experienced operating budget results.

Educating presbyteries, churches, and commissioners about opportunities for taking restorative actions.

We volunteer these commitments as a necessary movement toward right relationships, acknowledging that they are incommensurate with harms to Indigenous and Afro-American people.

Mid-Council Letter PDF

Ready to make a mid-council commitment?  eMail your commitment letter to: commitment@restorativeactions.org

I (We), name(s), pledge myself (ourselves) to actions which are intended to be restorative toward economic and social justice, including those commitments indicated below:

$ ________, equaling ____% of my (our) financial assets;

$ ________, equaling ____% of the equity in my (our) home(s);

$ ________, equaling ____% of my (our) earned income for contribution annually or cumulatively on a periodic basis as can be afforded each year;

   ____% of the value of my estate (net of the value of restorative gifts previously donated), or a percentage of my estate’s value that is intended to be commensurate with national percentages of wealth disparity between white households and households of Indigenous and African Americans at the time of its settlement.

I (We) volunteer these commitments as a necessary movement toward right relationships, acknowledging that they are incommensurate with harms to Indigenous and Afro-American people.

Individual Commitment PDF

Ready to make an individual commitment?  eMail your commitment letter to: commitment@restorativeactions.org