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.
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum explains the importance of using congregations to address racism, and why this work must be spearheaded by faith leaders. Dr. Tatum and Racial Justice Associate TJ Harper discuss the psychological impacts racism has on individuals and on congregations; the need for racial reconciliation in our society; and what actions can be taken to make churches more racially inclusive.