Black Lives Matter to The United Church of Canada.
We have participated in demonstrations. Letters have been written and statements have been made. Now it is time to worship together as people of faith.
The Black Clergy Network of The United Church of Canada invites the whole church to join virtually for a time of worship, prayer, and reflection to face the issues of anti-Black racism across our country and in our church. In worship we will lament, we will hope, and we will be reminded of the need to act against racism.
Please plan to join live. Let others know you’ll be joining by sharing this event page and the graphic available under Downloads, below. Use the hashtag #UCCan and tag the United Church on Facebook and Twitter.
Join Us on YouTube
This service of prayer and reflection will be led by members of the Black Clergy Network and will be livestreamed on The United Church of Canada's YouTube Channel. You will be able to observe the service as well as chat and comment through YouTube.
Plan to worship together live on June 14. Note that the 7 pm start time is for Eastern Time; please adjust for your local contexts.
Find Out More
- Dear White People—in this blog post, Rev. Dr. Paul Douglas Walfall calls on White people in the church to put their love into action to counteract racism.
- Church Leaders Acknowledge the Racism in Their Midst—the Moderator writes that the struggle against anti-Black racism is the work of White members of the church, and the time has come to commit themselves to this work.
- Call for Churches to Do More to Address Anti-Black Racism—leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, and The United Church of Canada have issued a joint letter calling on churches to do more to address anti-Black racism.
- Learn more about the United Church's commitment to racial justice.