Black Lives Matter
In 2020 it is no longer enough to not be racist, voices around the world are calling for clear committments to be anti-racist.
See the resources here for ways that we can continue to learn and do the work of building the kin-dom.
Listen to Rev. Erin Klassen's June 21 message, encouraging us to find ways to engage, here
Read this article in Broadview magazine encouraging our churches to examine our whiteness and do more than just state 'Black Lives Matter'
Watch the June 14, 2020 National Online Worship Service, 'United Against Racism' sponsored by The Black Clergy Network of The United Church of Canada here
Watch the moving video, 'A response from members of the Black Clergy Network in The United Church of Canada' posted by our Moderator, The Right Rev. Dr. Richard Bott here
Rev. Paul Douglas Walfall, the President of Alberta and Northwest Conference, writes on Blacks Lives Matter and the persistence of racial discrimination in Canada here
Listen to Rev. Lee Spice preaching about where it gets real
Read or listen to this interview with Ibram X. Kendi, author of 'How to Be an Antiracist' and 'Stamped From the Beginning' - two books that appear on many reading lists that are being shared online
Check out one of these books about being Black in Canada
Listen to the podcast The Secret Life of Canada and their episodes about 'the province of Jamaica', blackface, Uncle Tom, and Black nurses in Canada - be sure to listen to the episode on the Indian Act while you're there