The Importance of Healthy Discussions

Good article from our denomination on the importance of healthy discussions, including helpful resources. Know that Hillcrest discussions on the matter are happening every Wednesday at 4 p.m. To join the discussion, contact Rev. Fred.

Since the May 25 killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, the predominantly white United Church of Christ has seen a spike in interest among its members and congregations in learning to dismantle racism.

The Rev. Velda Love, UCC minister for racial justice, saw moderate increases in requests for study materials after two earlier violent deaths of Black people: the March 13 police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., and the Feb. 23 shooting of Ahmaud Arbery by vigilantes near Brunswick, Ga., which was revealed in video footage released May 5.

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