Hello Companions for the 40 Days,
Welcome to this year’s time of exploration and learning through the return of 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism. There is brand-new written content to delve into this year! It features opportunities to learn and creative ways to faithfully reflect on challenging racism.
It all begins on Tuesday, October 10!
Overview of the Program
Here’s what you can expect this year:
Keep reading to discover more!
A diverse and creative group of writers from across the United Church have crafted this year’s stories. There will be six new stories posted for each week, and each day moves through a time of learning and a faith reflection; they'll also offer suggestions for bringing that day’s content back into congregational life.
These daily reflections will be posted on the 40 Days website. Preview of the content for the upcoming week will be highlighted in this newsletter.
There is an amazing array of speakers who will be leading this year’s 40 Days Live events! These events have been particularly popular in past years. All events are on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7:00 p.m. ET. Some gatherings will feature English-French interpretation. Register through CHURCHx for the whole series. Recordings of the events will also be available on the United Church’s YouTube.
Are you interested in discussing the daily content with other people from across the church? Why not join a study group! A few different groups are offered on different days and at different times. These are a spaces to continue to process the content, ask questions, and reflect together. You can sign up for a study group on CHURCHx.
Book of the Week
Each week, we’ll feature a different book about anti-racism. All of the books are available from the United Church Bookstore. As a bonus, you can receive the books at a discounted rate! Just use the discount code 40DAYS, to receive an offer of 20% off when you purchase two or more of the featured books. It can also be combined with our FREESHIPPING discount code on orders over $100. Find the list of books on the website for 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism or by searching for “anti-racism” at the United Church Bookstore.
Are you on Facebook? If yes, please join the United Church Anti-Racism Facebookgroup. There will be regular posts and an opportunity to keep the conversation going online. Also expect social media posts on the United Church’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Feel free to share and re-share this content with your community!
Please continue to encourage people that you know to be part of the journey around 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism, and to sign up for the newsletter. The newsletter will preview the coming week and include emerging updates as the program continues. It all starts in a few weeks!
We are keen to journey together!
Adele Halliday and the Creation Team for 40 Days of Engagement on Anti-Racism
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