Continue the journey towards becoming an anti-racist church with this 40-day time of learning, reflection, and action.
40 Days 2023: October 10-December 1
Please join us for 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism 2023!
Please sign up for the 40 Days newsletter to stay up-to-date!
While the new 40 Days content will be focused on Oct 10-Dec 1, some people have shared plans to engage with the content during the season after Epiphany, and still more are planning to use it during Lent. This series is for any time of year!
The 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism offer opportunities to delve deeply into anti-racism work:
- Daily written stories on a range of anti-racism themes (except on Sundays). Each day’s story has opportunities for learning, reflection, and action.
- Recordings of live events on YouTube.
- A newsletter for fall 2023 that will be offered occasionally in 2024.
"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
More Ways to Engage
Here are more opportunities to continue the engagement:
- Reflect on what are you doing as a result of engaging with 40 Days. Are there actions, commitments, or advocacy that you could still follow up on?
- Recordings of Live events on CHURCHx (recordings available later on YouTube):
- Oct. 10: The Dual Function of Genealogy and Family Lore in Cases of Race Shifting (bilingual event)
- Oct. 17: Exploring Anti-Racist and Decolonial Theologies
- Oct. 24: Raising Anti-Racist Children
- Nov. 7: A History of Violence: The Legacy of Environmental Racism in Canada
- Nov. 14: Countering Antisemitism Today
- Nov. 21: Intersecting Identities: Intergenerational Asian Voices
- Nov. 28: Copyright Justice and Musical Misappropriation
- 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.
- Read a book related to anti-racism:
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)