The United Church of Christ has a long history of working towards eradicating systemic and institutional racism. In 2003 General Synod 24 adopted a resolution calling for the UCC to be an anti-racist church stating that “racism is rooted in a belief of the superiority of whiteness and bestows benefits, unearned rights, rewards, opportunities, advantages, access, and privilege on Europeans and European descendants.” In 2008, racial justice advocates within what was then called Justice and Witness Ministries developed the online curriculum Sacred Conversations on Race. The Sacred Conversations Resource Guide was designed to address the needs of local congregations, pastors and laypersons with interest in starting on a journey towards racial justice and reconciliation.

Over the last nine years many UCC congregations have used the Sacred Conversations Resource Guide to develop meaningful relationships, delved into the impact of systemic and institutional racism, planned events and activities highlighting participant growth and awareness of the issues communities of color face.

Brookfield Congregational UCC with host the 8 week study, which will be co-facilitated by Rev. Andre Pirtle and Rev. Laura McLeod.  Two alternative times will be offered:
Tuesday Evenings at 7:00pm beginning February 5 – April 2 (skipping March 26)
Sunday Mornings at 11:30am beginning February 3 – March 24

Sign up is requested so that we may provide enough materials.  There is no charge for this class, but a free-will offering will be taken to help offset the cost.

This is open to the community.  Please register by calling BCC at 262-786-4155 or email Rev. Laura at revbrookcc@gmail.com or sign up in the church lobby.

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