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It's a call for our time.   

Racism continues to hold a grip on our nation.   We see this enduring reality through the widening wealth gap between blacks and whites; disparate health impacts for African Americans during Covid 19, child birth, and climate change; and the treatment of people of color in the criminal justice system – to name just a few examples.  Over the centuries, white faith communities have been deeply complicit in this story of oppression.  But we believe there’s a stirring among people of faith, a hunger, for racial justice and healing.  Many just aren’t sure how to go about it and could use a partner along the way.

Are you ready to take the next step?

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OUR WORK
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How we Work

The mission of Interwoven Congregations is to help faith communities in the U.S. become agents for racial justice and healing -- within their congregations, in their community, and across society at large.  We support  faith communities as they: 

anti-racism training

UnderstandRacism        

anti-racism training

Build Relationships     

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Take Action    

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Watch our Review of 2023!    (5 mins)    

Take a Civil Rights Pilgrimage
(You can do it in 10 minutes!)

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If you'd like to stand at the resting place for Dr. King and Corretta Scott King, enter the sanctuary of the 16th St. Baptist Church in Birmingham, walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge, gaze up at the hanging bronze markers of the Equal Justice Initiative's Peace and Justice Memorial, and hear the reflections of our pilgrimage participants along the way (spoken AND in song!), here's all of that in a 10 minute video.   

Catch the Webinars

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On Thursday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m.  we will host a webinar on how congregations can, in a non-partisan way, help ensure that ALL people can vote in the 2024 presidential election -- with a special emphasis on voters who have been historically disenfranchised.   Register here.  Presenters will include:

  • Kitty Dana and Shelly London from Concerned Citizens Defending Democracy,

  • Andrea Miller, Founder of The Center for Common Ground,

  • Pamela Coukos and Eric Stockton of All Souls Church Unitarian, and

  • JaMelle Hill, Tri-chair of the Georgia Poor People's Campaign   

 

On April 25th, Janet Thompson Jackson led a

valuable webinar on "Understanding and Healing

Racial Trauma."  If you missed the live webinar,

you can view the recording here.

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Follow the Series!

Follow our 4-part series on Doing Racial Justice.  It     began with The Apology and Congregations Doing Racial Justice!   

 

Next up:  Reparations and What Does Racial Justice  Look Like for Native Americans?  

Not a subscriber?  (It's free!)  Sign up here!

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Apology, Jermaine Ross-Allam, Mark Charles, Jonah Pesner, Jennifer Roberts, Woullard Lett, Willye Bran, Peter Jarrett-Shell

 

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Sometimes life intrudes.  So we are pausing our series with a special issue concerning the situation in Israel-Palestine.  Please join us for a personal, heartfelt conversation with Rev. Sari Ateek (a native of Palestine) and Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky.

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ABOUT US

Support Us

 

If you're passionate about racial justice and healing and would like to help us expand our reach, please donate to our 2024 Spring Campaign today!     

 

Thank you!

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About Us

The Governing Board of Interwoven Congregations:

Brother John Anderson Board member
Rev. Chuck Booker Board member
Rev. Pat Jackson executive director and board member
Roxane Rucker board member
Nadia Subaran board member

Brother John Anderson

Charles Booker           

Pat Jackson

 

Roxane Rucker

Nadia Subaran

The Governing Board first convened in February 2020 to establish the mission of Interwoven Congregations: to help faith communities become agents of racial justice and healing in the United States.

 

 

  

We our honored to have Ambassador Andrew Young and other leading voices serve on the Interwoven Congregations Advisory Board.

 

 

Rev. Pat Jackson serves as the Executive Director of Interwoven Congregations.   

Contact Us

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Please contact us to:

  • Find out more about how your faith community could participate as an Interwoven Congregation.

  • Sign the pledge to affirm your congregation's commitment to racial justice and healing.

  • Subscribe to Interwoven Congregations Quarterly (free), a journal designed to encourage, challenge and sustain you in  your work for racial justice and healing.

  • Receive the Congregational Antiracism Quotient Survey to help your faith community gauge where you are in your antiracism journey today and what your next steps might be.

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