The ELCIC upholds the dignity of all people. We recognize the image of Christ in every person and serve that person as Christ himself. In meeting diverse people, we begin with a core sense of respect for the value of each person as a unique child of God.


Cracking Open White Identity: Towards Transformation

White Privilege, Let’s Talk, A Resource for Transformational Dialogue, The United Church of Christ, 2017

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo Beacon Press 2018

Deepening Understandings of Intercultural Ministries Program, the Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning.  (Search for DUIM)

Understanding White Privilege by Frances E Kendall, Routledge Press, 2013

Ditching the Doctrine of Discovery

Carazas, Milagros. Estudios Afroperuanos Lima Centro de Desarollo Etnico, 2011.

Dubois, W.E.Burghardt. The Souls of Black Folk Chicago: A.C. McClurg and Co., 1908.

Gilroy, Paul. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double- Consciousness London ; New York : Verso, 1993.

Godreau, Isar P. Scripts of Blackness: Race, Cultural Nationalism and U.S Colonialism 

in Puerto Rico United States: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 

Golash-Boza, Tanya Maria. Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru U.S.A.: University Press of Florida, 2011.      

Twinam, Ann. Purchasing Whiteness: Pardos, Mulattos, and the Quest for Social Mobility in the Anish Indies Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2015.

What Canadians Can Do to Support Black Communities and Causes During and After Black History Month

New Coin Commemorating Black History: No. 2 Construction Battalion Designed by Artist Kwame Delfish

International decade for people of African descent – 2015-2024 info

Morisson, Latasha. Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation, Colorado Springs: Waterbrook, 2019.

Thurman, Howard. Jesus and the Disinherited, Boston: Beacon Press, 1996.

Mason, Eric. Woke Church: An Urgent Call for Christians in America to Confront Racism and Injustice, Chicago, Illinois: Moody Publishers, 2018.

CEARN presents Belonging: How has racism affected your sense of belonging within Christian churches, March 30, 2023: