Hello Companions,  

It has been a while since our last newsletter came to you. We hope that you are keeping well in these winter days! 

We would love to hear from you! 


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40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism can be actioned at any time of year—though many people chose to participate in the fall of 2022. At this point, we would love to hear your feedback on the program as a whole! 

How did you find the content and program? What ideas and suggestions would you have moving forward? 

Please complete this short feedback survey and let us know what you think! 

All of the responses are carefully read and considered. Feedback from the program in 2021 helped shape the program in 2022—so please complete the survey as soon as you can! 

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Thank you to all staff collaborators 


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We also wanted to offer our thanks to all of you for signing up for this newsletter, and for continuing to engage in important and transformative anti-racism work. 

40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism is a collaborative education and advocacy program that involves many General Council staff working behind the scenes to help it all come together. Some staff were involved for a short time at beginning, and many were involved throughout the program in different ways. Diverse staff were involved in reviewing content, editing, sharing news on social media, creating graphics and logos, emailing this newsletter, posting on the United Church website, creating discount codes for books, cataloguing the live events, and more. 

This is an opportunity to thank all of the following staff collaborators, who all worked closely with Adele at various stages of the program's development: 

Kim Allin, Beth Baskin, PJ Boyd, Amy Crawford, Steve Fetter, Rae Fletcher, Aaron Gallegos, Bill Gillard, Éric Hébert-Daly, Springwater Hester-Meawassige, Rebecka Hornburg, Cara James, Laura Kowalyk, Diane Renault, William Simmonds, Alydia Smith, Sara Stratton, Sarah Williams, Jamie Wilder, and Emo Yango. 

Thank you staff colleagues for your collaboration and for being part of the Creation Team for 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism! This program would not have been the same without you! 

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Exploring Anti-Black Racism 


February is Black History Month

This newsletter comes to you at the start of Black History Month, which offers a continued opportunity to delve deeply into exploring anti-Black racism. While anti-racism is relevant at all times of the year, this month offers a particular focus. You may be interested in exploring some of the United Church’s anti-racism webinars,  books, and  newsletters. There are also Black History Month blogs. 

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Let's Stay Connected

Finally, and as always, you can keep connected with the church’s anti-racism work through the United Church’s Anti-Racism Facebook group and feel free to share your reflections by email. Please also remember to complete your feedback survey as soon as you can!

Blessings on your continued journeys,     

Adele Halliday and the Creation Team for 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism  

The United Church is committed to becoming an anti-racist church through a continuous struggle against racism. Find out more about this commitment, including how your community of faith can get involved in worship, study, and reflection.