Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Congregations and Members

Racial Equity

Juneteenth celebrations grow

On June 19, 1865, Texas notified formerly enslaved people that they were now free citizens. Today, 155 years later, there’s still much racial justice work to be done.

Racial Equity Advocacy Committee urges support for South Dakota tribes

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe have both set up checkpoints on roads going through their reservations. The governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, has ordered the tribe to take down the checkpoints, saying they have no jurisdiction over South Dakota and federal highways.

How should the church stand up to anti-Asian racism?

After a successful first outing looking at the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on communities of people who are black, the “COVID at the Margins” series returns at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 18, with a look at a community experiencing overt racism due to the virus: people who are Asian and Asian-American.

Navajo Nation suffers from one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the U.S.

As scientists work at a furious pace to find answers and a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, the death rate from the pandemic continues to take its toll on this country, having taken the lives of more than 81,000 people as of Tuesday. Statistics tell us that in the U.S. this pandemic is killing black and brown people at a disproportionate rate in communities across the nation.

Gayraud Wilmore, who led the Commission on Religion and Race, dies at age 98

The Rev. Gayraud Wilmore, a pastor, renowned scholar of African American church history, the first executive director of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.’s (UPCUSA) Commission on Religion and Race (CORAR) and a key figure in the civil rights movement, died Saturday at 98.