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Mission Statement: We are called to enrich and strengthen the Church of the Brethren by our unity as people across cultures, modeling for the larger church the blessings of being one as God’s people.

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Healing Racism book list

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Healing Racism Congregations & Communities Mini-grant Program

Twelve congregations and districts across the denomination received mini-grants for Racial Justice and Healing Racism in 2021. Find the list of recipients here.

The purpose of this program was to empower communities and churches to provide opportunities for racial healing and learning. We are thankful for the generosity the Chicago Community Trust, Healing Illinois, the Brethren Faith in Action Fund, and others for collaborating to support congregations and communities in providing opportunities for Racial Healing.

Healing Racism Congregations & Communities Series 2021

Igniting Antiracist Activism: A Multi-seminary Conversation with Dr. Drew G. I. Hart

Thursday, April 29th Dr. Drew G. I. Hart is speaking at a multi-seminary online event hosted by Bethany Seminary, McCormick Theological Seminary and New Brunswick Theological Seminary.  Register here at 

The Ministry of Jesus, Ubuntu and Cultural Competency for These Times

On Tuesday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 11, Rev. LaDonna Sanders Nkosi is leading a Ventures in Christian Discipleship course titled “The Ministry of Jesus, Ubuntu and Cultural Competency for These Times.” You are invited to register and join, here:

Listening and Learning from Brethren Leaders of Asian-American Heritage

On Wednesday, May 5, the Office of Ministry is hosting a conversation, “Listening and Learning from Brethren Leaders of Asian-American Heritage.” Find out more and register to attend here:

Drew Hart, author of Who Will Be A Witness and Trouble I’ve Seen, joined us as a part of “Healing Racism Congregations and Communities Series” which launched in February.

Tuesday, February 9th “Who Will Be A Witness: Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love and Deliverance.”

Journey through Justice

Join us as together we journey with featured online resources and posts on racial justice. Peacebuilding, educational videos, articles, and posts have been shared on the

Here are Racial Justice Resources, Part 1 and Racial Justice Resources, Part 2. These are resources we have shared recently on social media.

What does it mean to be God’s family? The Church of the Brethren has committed itself to being transformed completely—as individuals, as congregations, as a denomination—so that we continually grow into the vision of Revelation 7:9. We seek to be separate no more.

After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. (Revelation 7:9)

Read the Annual Conference paper, “Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church.”

The work of discipleship serves to restore our relationships, with one another and with God, in ways that uphold justice and righteousness. This includes the work to eliminate white supremacy in all its forms. Discipleship Ministries offers resources and opportunities to learn more about the impact of race and racism on our nation, the identity of the church, and individual discipleship.

Go to Discipleship Ministries resources on race and racism.