The United Church Shares 10 Ways
to Work Towards Anti-Racism
~ adapted from a post on The United Church of Canada’s website dated March 15, 2022
The United Nations has designated March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day offers a particular focus on dismantling racism in all its forms, and it has been observed around the world every year since 1966.
The United Church made a commitment to becoming an anti-racist church in 2020, and the church’s anti-racism policy dates back to 2000.
It is important to focus on anti-racism during a day such as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination! However, as the United Church’s anti-racism policy reminds us, the struggle against racism is a continuous effort. This means that anti-racism work is important on any day and every day.
With this in mind, the United Church offers ten ways to continue to work towards anti-racism. The list features a range of both existing and new United Church resources to explore throughout the year.
For a personal perspective on the need to address racism read this post, “Hard Lessons of Racism Begin at a Young Age”, by Adele Halliday, the Anti-Racism and Equity Lead staff for the General Council Office of The United Church of Canada. In it, she describes the difficult experiences of racism that her young child faces.