Confronting Racism

Liberation and justice are at the core of our faith. To be authentic in that work, we must be antiracist and combat anti-blackness. God created all people in the image of God. Jesus prayed that "all may be one” and our fulfillment of this prayer requires that we commit ourselves to eradicating the sins of racism and anti-blackness as individuals and as Church. Living as the people of God requires us to affirm the humanity in all of us.



A big step in dismantling systemic racism is self reflection. You are invited to print and cary the card below, or save the images in your phone. Simply reflect on your human interactions each day and reflect. You can share your reflections or make them part of your private prayer life. 

Personal Bias Refelction Card- Back
Sel Reflection Card - Side A

Tools to print your own

Front of Card

Copies have been mailed to every Congregation in the Conference

Back of Card

Resources for Personal and Congregation Use

Trusted Organizations and Partners

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UCC Voices and News


Books / Recommended Reading List

My Grandmother’s Hands, by Resmaa Menakem

How to be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

Burying White Privilege: Resurrecting a Badass Christianity, by Miguel A. De la Torre

Racecraft, by Barbara and Karen Fields 

The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison 

Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston  

The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson 

White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo 

The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein 

Waking Up White, by Debby Irving

Deconstructing the Gospel: Finding freedom from Slaveholder Religion,  by J. Wilson Hartgrove

Movies / Recommended Watch List


Personal Reflection


Curriculum and Study

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"Sacred Conversations to End Racism"
Online resource for group or individual reflection.
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"Dismantling Racism."
Youth study designed by
Episcopalian Church
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"White Privilege: Let's Talk"
Designed as a congregational study.
Cheryl Farrell on "Unheard LA"
UCC Youth - "Stronger Together"
The Cross and the Lynching Tree