Racial Justice

Middle Church is a center for social action and ongoing interfaith dialogue for the purpose of justice and reconciliation. We are committed to enact the values of radical love and inclusion in our congregation, community, and world, believe racial/ethnic, gender/sexual orientation and economic justice are inextricably linked in our culture and around the globe.

Our intentional multiracial/multiethnic/multicultural community gives us the opportunity to rehearse the Reign of God each Sunday. Worship celebrates the gifts of many cultures, including jazz, gospel music and spirituals from the African American tradition. We celebrate not only African American History Month, but also Hispanic Heritage Month, and the Lunar New Year as we embrace the many cultures that are Middle Church.

Ongoing classes in our adult education program address the unfortunate legacy of racism in our nation, and provide a theological and sociological space to not only analyze the issue, but to dream God's dream of a healed world.

Each January we offer a class in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday that explores non-violent approaches to address racism.

In partnership with the Middle Project, we offer a conference every April designed to strengthen multiracial/multicultural congregations as a strategy to mend racial fences in American religion.

For more information, contact Jacqui Lewis.