Sacred Ground: Race Dialogue Series
A free ten week curriculum, Sacred Ground is a sensitive, prayerful resource that creates space for difficult but respectful and transformative dialogue on race and racism. It holds as a guiding star the vision of beloved community – where all people are honored and protected and nurtured as beloved children of God, where we weep at one another’s pain and seek one another’s flourishing. Learn more.
Racism is a word that elicits strong emotion, and often even stronger opinions. Taking the step to engage in anti-racism work may seem intimidating, or maybe you already feel confident in your knowledge of racial justice and in your allyship. Regardless of where you sit on that spectrum, this training is one that can have benefit for everyone. Learn more.
Vital Conversations on Realities of Race and Racism
The General Commission on Race and Religion of The United Methodist Church (GCORR) presents several video series, including Vital Conversations on Realities of Race and Racism, which features contemporary theologians, sociologists, laity, clergy, and other thought-leaders dealing with challenges of race, culture, and oppression in the Church and world today. Learn more.
Examining Whiteness: An Anti-Racism Curriculum
One of the ways that racism affects us is by shaping our identity (and this is true for whites and People of Color). These materials, prepared by the Rev. Doctor William Gardiner, are made available to Unitarian Universalists (UUs), particularly white people interested in transforming their whiteness through understanding the complex history of white supremacy of over four hundred years in the United States, and the impact it has on us as individuals and the society as a whole. Learn more.
Sacred Conversations to End Racism
You are invited to begin a restorative racial justice journey with Sacred Conversations to End Racism. Participants will be relying on the facilitator to create a welcoming environment, understand the material, communicate well, listen intently, and provide structure for a healthy environment and interactive group dynamics. You do not have to be an expert, or have all the answers to everyone’s questions. The facilitator’s role is to lead the group, keep the space respectful, open, and encourage people to go deeper. Learn more.
Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves: Anti-racist practice for Sanctuary, Accompaniment, and Resistance
A five-session monthly interactive e-course for groups to explore, reflect, and act for social change.
"Without community, there is no liberation." Audre Lorde
Do you want to join a community of people of faith and conscience committed to taking action as well as practicing reflection? Are you seeking ways to offer grounded solidarity that don't reproduce oppressive practices? Have you ever gone to an immigration (ICE) check-in or court to support a person at risk of deportation? Is your congregation part of the New Sanctuary Movement, or talking about joining? Learn more.