Building on legacies of Spirit-led resistance, resilience, and response.
Supporting growth and innovation in faithful antiracism.
Sustaining the movement toward racial justice for generations to come.
of our $4M goal
Every setting of the United Church of Christ, from local churches to global partners, has a role to play in expanding our practices of antiracism and strengthening our capacities as partners and participants in the burgeoning racial justice movements of our time. This is our mandate.
We are witnessing a seismic resurgence of racism against communities of color in our nation, part of a long history of white supremacy. This violence interrupts worship services, Bible studies, and routine tasks like a trip to the grocery store. It has also served as a catalyst for many to expand their antiracist understandings and practices, recognizing that the movement for racial justice cannot be separated from faith commitments to do justice and love our neighbors. This is our moment.
Our stories show us not only who we are, but also inspire who we may become. Providing opportunities to encounter the antiracism journeys of others, Join the Movement is a hub of story-sharing, transformational resources, and spiritual reflection that nurtures connection and opens hearts to new possibilities and practices of racial justice. This is our mission.
The Christian church began as a movement towards a just world through the practices and teachings of Jesus. As disciples of Jesus, we believe it is our calling to grow our capacity for interdependence and foster right relationships that value difference and promote equity, as we join and become our own Spirit-led movements. This is our movement.
Our Top Priorities
Building individual and community capacity for culturally-responsible transformative racial justice, using culture-centered resources and moving racial justice education toward action.
Empowering the honest reckoning with and actions to repair past and ongoing harms enacted in every level of society against people of African descent, Native Americans, Latin Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders/Hawaiians and mending the tears in the fabric of our society caused by colonialization, slavery, and xenophobia.
Organizing and activating the will and capacity of local churches, Associations, and Conferences to work collectively toward a shared vision of racial justice that centers the most impacted and practices embodied solidarity.
Engaging the leading edge of antiracism practices and theological understandings of racial justice to imagine and sustain antiracist futures.
Supporting and resourcing critical and underserved communities in their work toward racial justice and developing leaders and co-creators in bringing justice and healing to the world.
Harnessing the transformational power of stories to inspire understanding, encourage action, disrupt bias, and create change in our lives, communities, nation and world.
We believe in people-powered movement toward racial justice. Will you help power Join the Movement and support our antiracism work for today and for generations to come?Share Resources. Give Today.
Movements are ignited by people of faith rooted in love, committed to civil and human rights, and utilizing their resources for the common good . Find inspiration from others who are answering the call to Join the Movement!
From Moses’ partnership in ministry with Aaron and Miriam, to Jesus’ band of healers, teachers, and dreamers, we know that it takes many who are willing to lean in with their gifts to create a movement. Use our Join the Movement Toward Racial Justice Campaign Brochure to spread the word and encourage others to give. Spread the word. Build the movement.Click to Download our Digital Brochure
Our Campaign Co-Chairs have put their time, wisdom, energy and resources into shaping the Join the Movement Capital Campaign, inviting each of us to envision a deeper, more interconnected, educated, aware, and culturally inclusive United Church of Christ.
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III
Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is the Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. “Love without justice is sentimentality; justice without love can become legalism and become brutality. This campaign works to link love and justice together and produce the offspring of liberation and transformation.”
Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart
Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart is the Director for Faith-Based and Interfaith Affairs for the City of Philadelphia. “Through this campaign we can do the holy work of transforming our budgets into moral documents that express our unflappable commitment to Racial Justice ministries.”
Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson
Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson is the President & CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and CDF Action Council. “Join the Movement will make sure there is a witness in the United Church of Christ to combat white supremacy, to nurture and arm human identity, to create a space for all our children because we will hold up the banner for them, for God, for community in sustained and sustainable ways.”
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.