#BlackLivesMatter

This list includes every page tagged with "#BlackLivesMatter."

  • By Byron "Tyler" Coles
    From WorshipWeb
    Deep in the shadow of night, down near the crossroads and cemetery gates, with bitter liquor and cigar smoke wafting, I greet you. ...
  • From Love Resists
    "People of faith, particularly those of us who are white progressives, need to combat the systems of criminalization in our country. Systems of policing and criminalization in this country are inherently violent, steeped in and created to reinforce white supremacy, anti-blackness, and racialized...
  • By Rayla D. Mattson
    From WorshipWeb
    I come from a long line of strong Black women. My grandmother used to share stories about how she caused “trouble” in town when a white man hired her to put up the displays in his store window. At that time, all the Black women in town worked as domestics in the homes of white ladies, or in the...
  • By Cathy Rion Starr
    From Uplift
    Last week, I stood in front of the ICE offices in Hartford for several hours -- ironically directly across the street from the lesbian law firm that my partner and I paid a lot of money to protect our queer family from the Trump administration (they helped us with the second parent adoption of our...
  • By Kristen L. Harper
    From WorshipWeb
    We will ring out the ghosts of those lost in the middle passages, lost to the whips and depravation, lost to the lynches and the bullets, lost to the prisons and the chains of racism.
  • By Carolina Krawarik-Graham
    From WorshipWeb
    It's very uncomfortable for me to read/write/say "white supremacy culture," so it's my way of directly challenging my own right to comfort.
  • By Natalie Fenimore
    From WorshipWeb
    I'm in love with the Unitarian Universalism that does not yet exist. But I have to hold both the love for that thing and the love for the reality.
  • From Love Resists
    The prison industrial complex is built upon a cycle of re-incarceration that it perpetuates. Many folks held in cages because of unaffordable bail are there because they are caught in a vicious cycle where they are being re-arrested for past challenges with unpaid fees/fines or court cases. (1) ...
  • By Heide Cottam
    From WorshipWeb
    Bearing witness is an act of compassion, empathy, solidarity and justice. It is a holy act. Humanity is at its most powerful and transformative when we experience the truth of another.
  • By Hope Johnson, Janice Marie Johnson, UUA Multicultural Growth and Witness: Multicultural Ministries Office
    From Justice and Inclusion
    An interview with Rev. Hope Johnson, one of two women of color granted emerita status in 2018.