“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
  • 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism
A Strategic Approach to Tackling Racism
Moses Kanhai explores ways to develop a strategic plan to end racism.
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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Mission & Service Gifts Support Racial Justice Training

We need to acknowledge the reality of institutional racism, including within the church, and call for its eradication.

Church Leaders Acknowledge the Racism in Their Midst

  The Moderator calls the struggle against anti-Black racism to be the work of White members of the church, and the time has come to commit…

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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…

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Statement on Attack on Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh

   The United Church is profoundly saddened and outraged at the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue.