Racial Justice

Racial Justice

The mission of the Racial Justice Ministry is to engage every setting of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ to eradicate racism in our personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural realms.

You are invited to join our Racial Justice Cross-Pollination gatherings every fourth Monday at 6:30 on Zoom. These gatherings are intended for local church leaders involved in racial justice ministries and are an opportunity to exchange ideas, celebrate successes, and troubleshoot challenges.  Sign up here.

SNEUCC Resiliency Time Capsule Documentary: Racism 

Learn about this project here. 

Top Things to Read Now

Avoiding 'Whataboutism' in Discussions of Race by Rev. Dr. James D. Ross II

A Response to the Tyre Nichols Killing by Rev. Noah Brewer-Wallin

A Common Call to Racial Justice,  by Rev. Noah Brewer-Wallin

Justice Summit was Pure Fire! by Rev. James D. Ross II

This is a Time for Lament, by Rev. James D. Ross II

Is Gun Rights Ruling a Free Pass for Lynchings?  by Rev. James D. Ross II

Reflection on a Shooting in Buffalo: Taking Action, by Rev. Noah Brewer-Wallin

There Can Be no Easter Without Good Friday, by Rev. James D. Ross II

A Few Tips as we Observe Black History Month, by Rev. James D. Ross II

A Call to Confront Lies, by Rev. James D. Ross II

A Reflection on Ahmaud Arbery's Murder and Racism,  by Rev. Dr. Donique McIntosh

There Are Precious Few Good Police,  by Rev. Marilyn Kendrix, Bridge Conference Minister

Racism in the Time of COVID-19,  by Zinzi Bailey, Sharrelle Barber, Whitney Robinson, Jaime Slaughter-Acey, Chandra Ford, Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson

Performative Allyship is Deadly:  Here's What To Do Instead

Allies to Anti-Racist Accomplices - Resources for the Stages of White Identity, created by Anna Stamborski, M.Div Candidate; Nikki Zimmermann, M.Div candidate; Bailie Gregory, M.Div., M.S. Ed.

Pay Attention.  And Actreflection by  Rev. Don Remick

A Message to White Allies, by Nancy Taylor, Senior Minister, Old South Church in Boston


A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste, by Venson Jordan, 2023. 

Radical Inclusion, Worship and Conversation, with Bishop Yvette Flunder, Jan. 2023. Discussion questions included. 

Videos of SNEUCC Justice Summit available to rentSept. 2022. Liturgy, other resources also.

Paying Royalties for Singing Negro Spirituals June 2022 webinar

Strange fruit Jolie Rock, Resident Artist at St. Peter United in Houston Texas, performs this song which she states is "not meant to make you feel good."

The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arberyvideo of Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr’s cinematic sermon preached at Trinity UCC Sunday, May 17 

Raising Anti-Racist Children - video with Piper Kendrix Williams, co-author of The Toni Morrison Book Club

Family Resources

Racial Justice Resources for Families page curated by Debbie Gline Allen, Minister of Faith Formation 

Black Lives Matter Instructional Library

Raising Anti-Racist Kids: Empowering the Next Generation of Change-Makers  

21 Anti-Racism Videos to Share With Kids

"Racial Trauma in Film: How Viewers Can Address Re-traumatization" from Northwestern University 

Church Resources

Where is my church on racial justice?  

White Privilege Curriculum 

Welcoming Diversity: An Inventory for Congregations

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the New Abolitionists - a UCC toolkit for congregations

General Resources

Racial Equity Tools Glossary

PRC Resources for racial justice, immigration and the environment

Racial Justice Podcasts

Resources Archive


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