Racial Justice Group
Mission: To engage in an ever-evolving anti-racism journey by educating ourselves, trying to educate others, and supporting BIPOC-led organizations who do work in racial justince.
Group Covenant: Racial Justice Group Covenant
Monthly Meetings: We meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month directly after our 10:00 a.m. worship service in the Parlor on the 2nd floor.
Social Justice Lending Library:
For those wanting to peruse more resources, we have created a Lending Library, which is located in the front of the church in the Narthex, before heading up the stairs to the Sanctuary. There are books for all ages! This is a self-serve library, so just sign out on the clipboard any books that you borrow and return them when you are finished reading.
Current Book Study: The Black Friend, by Frederick Joseph
Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs—creating an essential read for white people who are committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice.
The Racial Justice Team invites you to join us for our new book discussion, during our monthly meetings. We begin each meeting with a 30-minute discussion on a chapter of the book. We hope that you will join us for this opportunity of discussion and self-reflection as we try to tangibly love our neighbors as ourselves. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pastor Kevin.
Please note there will be no book discussion in our Jan 2024 meeting.
Art & Poetry Challenge: The Racial Unity Team is hosting its sixth annual Art & Poetry Challenge in 2024. New Hampshire residents are invited to submit a poem or visual work of art inspired by this year’s theme: “Belonging.”
For teachers and parents encouraging students to participate, please consider the following questions:
- What does belonging mean to you?
- What does it feel like to belong?
- What does it feel like to not belong?
- How can we help others feel a greater sense of belonging?
- Do you ever feel like you don’t belong because of your identity?
- What is the cost of belonging?
NH Communities Read Frederick Douglass annually in Partnership with Black Heritage NH: While reading Frederick Douglass’ work is a powerful experience for many, it is only one piece of the long-overdue conversations that our communities need to have. We hope that these readings will be a starting point for these difficult dialogues and that they will provide an opportunity for us to engage in deeper conversations that will lead to actions to help build more inclusive and just communities today.