Anti-racism

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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 10, 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.

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November 18, 2019

In the wake of Don Cherry’s divisive and hurtful statements, Rev. Dr. Paul Douglas Walfall asks, “Why is it that immigrants and people of colour have become the punching bag for some in our society?”

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September 17, 2019

Paul Douglas Walfall writes that if we are to claim diversity, we need to challenge our assumptions about who and what is normative in Canada and in the church.

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September 5, 2019

Basil Coward asks, Can you be both queer and Black, and enjoy a celebrated and visible presence in the United Church? 

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September 5, 2019

Jordan Sullivan asks, “What measure of privilege are we willing to give up to create equity for others?”