United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Ending Racism


Anti-Racism Pastoral Letter July 18, 2020

Dear Church Family, I am writing to make sure you are aware of three things relating to the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice in the Spirit of Christ. First, Rep. John Lewis has died, someone who risked his…

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Pastoral Letter on Antiracism in Strafford July 4, 2020

Dear neighbors, Our on line service this week focuses on antiracism, curating many deeply moving videos of word and music, almost entirely from people of color.  Unlike our usual hour-long services, this one includes many hours of material, including the three…

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Anti-racism Events in Strafford

Below is an updated list of current or upcoming anti-racism events in Strafford: To read a July 18, 2020 Pastoral Letter click here. Strafford Zoom Film Discussion on July 28th Dear Strafford community, A group of neighbors has begun meeting…

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On Line Worship Service, July 5, 2020

Welcome to this online worship service of the United Church of Strafford, Vermont for July 5th, 2020. This service is very different from the format we have been following.  The heart of it is Frederick Douglass’s speech from July 5, 1852,…

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Anti-racism Strafford Event June 25, 2020

June 25th Strafford Action Supporting Black Lives Matter and a Just and Fair America   Our congregation will be participating in a Strafford action organized by Susan Cloke.  It will take place on the month anniversary of the murder of George…

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Anti-Racism Resources, White Privilege Dialogue Curriculum

Here are three excellent resources from the United Church of Christ. The first two are the materials for a course studying many aspects of white privilege put together by an interracial team of national church leaders.  The third is a…

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Resources on Ending Racism

We will be sharing resources on ending racism here as we form a steering committee to guide our education and action. Here is the introduction to an excellent series of very short videos about systemic racism on YouTube:

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