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.
Tools to print your own
Front of Card
Back of Card
Copies will be mailed to every Congregation in the Conference
Resources for Personal and Congregation Use
Trusted Organizations and Partners
UCC Voices and News
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
UCC Youth - "Stronger Together"
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
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