Continue the journey towards becoming an anti-racist church with this 40-day time of learning, reflection, and action.
The 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism relaunched in 2022 with brand-new content.
People from across the church participated in the 40 Days from October 11 to November 25, 2022. Others have shared plans to engage with the content during the season after Epiphany, and still more are planning to engage during the Lenten season. This series is for any time of year!
The 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism offers opportunities to delve deeply into anti-racism work:
- Daily written stories on a range of anti-racism themes (with the exceptions of Sundays). Each day’s content has opportunities for learning, reflection, and action.
- Videos of events, with recordings on YouTube.
- A newsletter, which ran weekly in the fall of 2022, and which will be offered occasionally in 2023.
"Our congregation discussed the 40 Days program, and so many great, appreciative comments and learnings were shared. Implicit bias was an important learning that many commented on. We appreciate all the contributions and are delighted each day with new insights, prayers, and activities. Thank you!"
—A 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism participant
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More Ways to Engage
Here are more opportunities to continue the engagement:
- Reflect on what are you doing as a result of your engagement. Are there actions, commitments, or advocacy that you could still follow up on?
- Access any of the video recordings of past 40 Days Live events on YouTube.
- Consider exploring reflections and videos for 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism on the United Church’s French-language website, EgliseUnie.ca.
- Continue the learnings and actions in your own ways!
- Children’s activities are available in the Downloads, below.
A downloadable slide that can be used in your congregation is also available in the Downloads, below.
- 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism Projection Slide (663.1 KB) (image/jpeg)
- 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism 2022 Schedule (158.93 KB) (PDF)
- 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism 2021 Children's Activities (329.52 KB) (PDF)