Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Building the World We Dream About: An Anti-racism Multicultural Program

Activity 3: Considering the Congregation

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Newsprint, markers, and tape

Preparation for Activity

  • Write "What are the challenges for our congregation?" on one sheet of newsprint and "What are the strengths of our congregation?" on another sheet. Post both.

Description of Activity


We have spent much of our energy understanding our own identity and life story in the last few weeks. We have explored the systems of oppression and privilege that have affected us. Today, we turn our attention to our congregation, asking, "What are the challenges and strengths of our congregation as it seeks to become a more antiracist/multicultural faith community?"

Invite participants to brainstorm responses to the two questions you have posted. Note: Some responses may belong on both lists.