“As Christians, we must root out fear, and commit to … practices that help us to ground our actions … in love.” — former Moderator Jordan Cantwell

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The United Church is committed to becoming an anti-racist church through a continuous struggle against racism. Find out more about this commitment, including how your community of faith can get involved in worship, study, and reflection.

  • About Anti-racism
  • Education and Learning about Anti-Racism
  • Support Anti-racism in Your Community
On Racism and White Allies
Rev. Sun-Young "Sunny" Kim writes on the need for progressive White people to show humility when it comes to confronting racism.
Dismantling White Privilege in the Church
Executive Minister Shannon McCarthy writes about the ways she is learning to confront White supremacy in the structures of the church and paving the… continue reading
Twelve Steps toward Ending White Supremacy
The author recommends a 12-step treatment process for White people to end the violence of White supremacy.
A Strategic Approach to Tackling Racism
Moses Kanhai explores ways to develop a strategic plan to end racism.
Decolonizing Theology: Three-Part Series
The Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney starts off this Atlantic School of Theology series with “Black as a Qedari Goat: White Supremacy in Biblical Interpretation… continue reading
Get Over It? Or Confront It?
Sara Stratton writes that the path to true reconciliation and understanding requires an honest confrontation of the past.
Church Makes Historic Declaration to Become Anti-Racist
The United Church aspires to become an anti-racist church, creating a new position to help that happen.
A Call for Social Holiness
Rev. Dr. Paul Douglas Walfall writes that to be prophetic in the face of racial intolerance is to proclaim the extravagant grace of God by the way we… continue reading
Executive Starts Work to Become Anti-Racist Denomination

   The 43rd General Council’s electronic meeting on June 20,2020, received as new business the proposal Towards an Anti-Racist Denomination.   

Black Lives Matter in the United Church

 The General Council Executive issued a statement on June 18, 2020, confirming unequivocally that Black Lives Matter to The United Church of…

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