Anti-racism

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June 30, 2020

General Secretary Nora Sanders writes that, when we fail to recognize that our acceptance of inequality is a form of racism, we fail to live up to our basic Christian commitments.

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June 10, 2020
June 10, 2020: Happy anniversary to all of us in The United Church of Canada. Our church is 95 years old today!
 
Do you wonder, like me, what those founders from 1925 would make of our church – and our world – today?
 
So much that we take for granted would seem completely strange to them. On the other hand, so much of the way we are living today would have seemed completely strange to all of us just a few months ago. At the beginning of this year we would have shaken our heads in disbelief if someone what tried to tell us some of the...
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June 8, 2020

Rev. Dr. Paul Douglas Walfall calls on White people in the church to put their love into action to counteract racism.

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May 12, 2020

As a recent immigrant from Asia, Rev. SunDo Hyun finds that opening oneself to intercultural opportunities — despite the challenges — can be transforming and life-giving.

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February 27, 2020

Wendy Gichuru reflects on how the negotiation of sacred and profane in Kendrick Lamar’s music contributes to the making of Black meaning.

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February 24, 2020

Rev. Andrew Kinoti Lairenge writes that growing up in post-colonial Kenya, he did not know what it was to be a person of colour or visible minority. It is in Canada that he is learning to be Black.

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February 17, 2020

Dr. Velda Love of the United Church of Christ writes that her history is African centred and it’s beautiful.

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February 10, 2020

Rev. Dr. Bentley de Bardelaben-Phillips of the United Church of Christ, writes about the recent powerful tour he took with colleagues to the Alabama cities of Birmingham and Montgomery, where much civil rights history took place. 

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February 1, 2020

Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia A. Thompson writes about the UN International Decade for People of African Descent and how it extends the opportunity to focus on Black history beyond February.

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December 2, 2019

For the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, Peter Cruchley writes about the Council for World Mission’s efforts to seek truth and make reparations for its historic role in support of slavery.