Learn what the United Church and our ecumenical partners are doing around anti-racism work, and how you might be engaged.
Anti-Racism Video Series
The United Church is releasing a video series on becoming an anti-racist church. The series, available on YouTube, will feature four United Church leaders. One video explores the realities of being a church that is rooted in racism, while another focuses on theology and faith. Additional videos will become available; accompanying study questions will also follow.
Policies and Background Documents
The United Church has a number of policies and background documents on anti-racism:
- Commitment to becoming an anti-racist denomination (2020)
- A Short Timeline of Racial Justice Work in the United Church
- Working Towards Becoming an Anti-Racist Denomination (2020)
- “That All May Be One” (2000)
- Calls to the Church (2018)
- Mending the World: An Ecumenical Vision for Healing and Reconciliation (1997)
Ongoing United Church Work
Learn more about United Church racial justice training and our work on reconciliation and Indigenous justice, interfaith relations, and interculturalism.
- World Council of Churches, Being church and overcoming racism: It's time for transformative justice
- Canadian Council of Churches, Cracking Open White Identity Towards Transformation: Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network Examines White Identity, Power and Privilege (excerpts and ordering info)
- Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry, a program of the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning
For More Information
- COVID-19 and the Racism Pandemic We Need to Talk About (491.88 KB) (PDF)
- Two Churches Are Better Than One (509.71 KB) (PDF)
- Excerpts from That All May Be One: A Resource for Educating toward Racial Justice (360.61 KB) (PDF)
- Excerpts from We Belong: Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Living Hospitality (39.36 KB) (PDF)
- Knowing My Neighbour: A workshop on Islamophobia (345.65 KB) (PDF)
- What to Wear? A workshop for youth on Islamophobia (405.82 KB) (PDF)