Racial Justice Ministry

Guiding Principles

The mission of the Racial Justice Ministry is to:
raise awareness and understanding of and engagement with race and racism. This includes our individual and collective opportunities to achieve racial justice.

We are also guided by the UU 8th Principle, which asks us to:
affirm and promote journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

Wake Up Coffee Circle

These unstructured conversations are open to all interested individuals and offer opportunities to talk about recent events or personal experiences, related to racial justice, and to support one another. Drop in any time, stay as long as you want.

Coming events – Save the dates

  • Indigenous Peoples Day 2023: Presentation by Wilson Wewa, storyteller for the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs
    • Date and time: Monday October 9, 7:00-8:30 pm
    • Location: Zoom and in-person at Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
    • Click HERE for more information and the Zoom link.

First Unitarian of Portland Learning Circles

First Unitarian of Portland, OR is sponsoring a collection of learning circles beginning in FALL 2023 and is welcoming participation from UUs and other faiths. Learning circles are small (4-12 members) groups that meet for a series of facilitated Zoom discussions with the goal of building “multicultural, diverse, engaged, spiritual communities and work to dismantle racism and other oppressions.” Meeting dates and times vary. Groups typically meet weekly and participation in each session of a group is recommended. Click is HERE for full information about the learning circles, schedules, and registration.

Quick reads

Each item is a link to a short, interesting article.

Click HERE for the complete collection of quick reads.

People to know

Each of the following names is a link to a short biography, with additional resources, of someone who has made our world a better place.

Click HERE for the complete collection of people to know.

Events in US history

Each of the following items is a link to information about an event that is both relatively unknown and noteworthy because of its impact, then and now, on the history of the US.

Words and phrases

Each of the following terms is a link to information about a word or phrase about race and racial justice that is common in print materials, videos, and discussions.

Racial Justice Community Google Group

The Racial Justice Community is a group of BUUF and community members who share information, announcements, resources and support as we work toward racial justice. To join the group simply send your name and email address to racialjustice@boiseuu.org and ask to join.

RJM Archives

The purpose of this website is to provide a variety of resources on race and racism. We invite you to be a regular visitor to the website. If we can make this website more