Putting our faith into action

What is systemic racism? It is the policies and practices that foster the disparity in health care, education, living wages, affordable housing, even access to healthy food (read about “food deserts”). 


Why racial justice? Black people are disprportionately arrested; juries find Black people guilty disproportionately; judges give Black people disproportionately longer sentences.


We are all God's beloved children. We can no longer sit in silence while our brothers and sisters suffer.


What can I do?

  1. Educate yourself. Our school history books did not present the reality of the meaning and devastation of chattel slavery, the fallacy of race, and the many contributions that Blacks contributed to our national life. Request books from your local library. (Pick up of requested items is currently available while the buildings remain closed.) Here’s a great reading list.
  2. What is it like to be Black in Bethlehem, PA? Listen to these oral histories compiled M. Rayah Levy, Bethlehem Area Public Library.  
  3. Call out bigotry. Loudly. Have the difficult conversations with your family, friends and neighbors. Again, call out bigotry. Loudly.
  4. Donate to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, an organization that has been fighting for civil rights and social justice for nearly a century or to any non-profit dedicated to eliminating racial policies.
  5. VOTE! Support candidates who are righting the wrongs of our history.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

1900 Pennsylvania Ave.

Allentown, PA 18109-3187


The Rev. T. Scott Allen




Our office hours are from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.


Email: saec@ptd.net


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8 AM temporarily suspended in 2022

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Ministers of the Parish


The Rt. Rev. Kevin Nichols



The Rev. T. Scott Allen




The Rev. Abraham Valaith

Assisting Priest


The Rev. Lane Perdue



Sandy Evans

Organist/ Choir Director


Mark Shipman,

Finance Committee Chair


Marlene Yocum,

Administrative Assistant

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