Working toward racial justice in church and society is a lifelong journey. We must be open to learning from each other, with each other, and with the Spirit, so that we continue to break down barriers and build just institutions.
We need to work together for racial justice within our church. The United Church’s online racial justice workshops are one step on this journey. Because we believe that we are a “whole people of God” with a “priesthood of all believers,” racial justice workshops are open to everyone in the United Church.
These racial justice workshops help participants engage in self-examination around White privilege and internalized racism, as well as analyze the systemic nature of racism in the church and wider society. They offer our ministry leaders tools to begin or continue the work of racial justice in local ministry contexts.
We sing thanksgiving that our gifts for Mission & Service encourage continuous learning and provide resources for justice and right relationships.
If Mission & Service is already a regular part of your giving, thank you so much! If you have not given for Mission & Service, please join me in making Mission & Service a regular part of your life of faith. In all our Mission & Service giving, with a willing heart, we sing thanksgiving to God!