Rev. Dr. Velda Love and Racial Justice Associate TJ Harper discuss steps congregations can take to be more involved in racial justice and create sustained, positive change such as addressing institutional racism, while also teaching its members about the Intersection of Race & Spirituality. Rev. Dr. Love also shares her personal story and life journey within the UCC, and the importance of using our experiences to affect our mission.
The Rev. Dr. Velda Love joined the National UCC as Minister for Racial Justice on February 1, 2017, beginning her ministry to help the church live into its vision of building a just world for all. Prior to joining the UCC, Love spent nine years (2008-2017) at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago as an adjunct professor and conference speaker, and served North Park University as the director of intercultural justice and learning for 16 years (2000-2016).Love earned her bachelor's degree from Roosevelt University in 1990, and a master's degree from North Park Theological Seminary in 2006. She attended Chicago Theological Seminary and obtained her D.Min. in 2016, and served various boards and task force that address interfaith dialogue, homelessness and youth incarceration.
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