Conference Ministers tour sacred sites
in Alabama in a group commitment to racial justice
Thirty United Church of Christ Conference Ministers, along with national officers John Dorhauer and Karen Georgia Thompson, shared an immersion experience around racism and racial justice in Alabama, touring several sacred sites forged in the struggle for equal rights.
“I would call it reclaiming a history that has been untaught and unknown by most people in America for over 100 years,” said the Rev. Marilyn Kendrix, soon-to-be bridge Conference Minister in the Southern New England Conference. “I have been dismayed by the way slavery, reconstruction and the civil rights struggle are glossed over in our schools. What we saw in Alabama was what can happen when black people work together to reclaim the narrative and set the record straight.
At top left in dark blue is UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer, and at top right in red shirt with black vest is Connecticut Conference Minister Kent Siladi.
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