Sacred Conversations on Race
Sacred Conversation on Race is a church-wide initiative for United Church of Christ congregations, as we seek to confront the sin of racism in our desire to see the Church live and be as one. To begin, the Resource Guide for Sacred Conversation on Race will help your church to engage this issue of race based on where individuals are, realizing there is work for ALL to do (see the Continuum below).
- A Pastoral Letter on Racism: A New Awakening - January 16, 2015
- The Continuum
- Prayer Resources
- Where do we go from here?
- Resources for Sacred Conversations on Race
- Partners in Struggle - Brown
- Partners in Struggle - Garrison
- Partners in Struggle - Liuzzo
- Partners in Struggle - Schwermer
- Bearing Witness: A Nation in Chains Dr. Iva Carruthers
- Post traumatic Disorder Dr Joy de Gruy Leary
- Sermon on Racial Justice Preached by Rev. Tom Martinez
- Christmas Blog from Rev. Donna Schaper (Senior Minister Judson Memorial Church)
- C.A.R.E (Church Awareness Response Effort)
- #GodCantBreath Faith Resource Page on Groundswell
- Discussion Resource for Selma Movie
To deepen the conversation on how race intersects with many justice issues, the resource series “Race and …” will assist your church in taking the next step of connecting the dots between faith experience, church life and the justice issue at hand.
Sacred Conversation on Race can take many forms e.g. some take on anti-racism training to get to the heart of how and where they could make a difference in their own attitudes and behaviors. And, there are those who addressed the matter by dealing with White privilege which contributes to the racism experienced by non-White individuals living in the United States. Our conversations continue!
To learn more about hosting a Sacred Conversation on Race in your own church, contact New York Conference Associate Minister Rev. Dr. Marsha Williams at email@example.com.
Photos from a recent Sacred Conversation on Race at the Hudson Mohawk Assocation Spring Meeting 2016: