Abolition Advent Calendar - 2023

An Investment in Freedom: Join the Movement at General Synod 34

“I’m so tired of the UCC only focusing on racism when there are so many real issues out there.” These were the first words I heard at the Join the Movement booth on the third day of General Synod, as a man of European descent approached our table. I could feel myself flush with anger as he rummaged through our bin of “Antiracism is my spiritual practice” buttons, but I leaned in with curiosity and asked what the issues were that he was most concerned about. And then we talked...

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“We tell stories about reality. But we also tell stories to change reality…Story-based strategy for social change creates systems and practices of telling a story in such a way that you're able to shape reality toward getting people free.”

- Rachel Plattus, PeoplesHub

Share Stories. Build Movements.

Sharing and listening to stories across the UCC knits us together as a movement.

Rev. Amanda Hendler-Voss, Senior Minister, First Congregational UCC, Washington DC shares her insights about the role of storytelling in movement building and how the Join the Movement toward Racial Justice initiative connects us to each other and deepens our practices of antiracism.

News & Events

Longing for faithful lenses to help interpreting the sea of information and events that move our world? Our “In the News” reflections offer spirited engagements with current events in the movement toward racial justice. Plus - use our calendar to stay informed about upcoming workshops, webinars, retreats, actions, and more.

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Sign up to receive alerts about new stories and resources. You’ll also enjoy our Join the Movement newsletter, featuring changemaker profiles, reflections on current events in the movement toward racial justice, and more. Get sneak previews and information about upcoming events, workshops and webinars.