Newtown Congregational Church
14 West Street
Newtown, CT 06470
During Covid the office hours are Tues. & Thurs. 1:30-2:30
or contact the office to meet.
Racial Justice Initiative
We want to eradicate racism.
We hope that you will join this journey.
We believe our faith calls us to stand on the side of the oppressed, to love those facing inequality, and to expand our hearts and minds in understanding what racism is all about.
Sacred Conversations on Race are comfortably structured encounters led by our pastors along with Racial Justice Team (RJT) members. Participants are invited to participate in conversations that address a variety of topics about racism and how we can help to bring about change.
We want to hear your voice...join with the RJT for nonjudgmental conversation on race, race relations, racial injustice, and more via the virtual platform of Zoom. Invitations are sent via email, so notify the NCC office of your interest.
We acknowledge that while we are in these Sacred Conversations, we are in the presence of God and therefore meet as the beloved community of Christ and speak with the utmost respect for one another, seeking not to convince or persuade but to first to understand one another.
The NCC Global Community Ministry/Racial Justice Team has compiled a list of resources to aid each of us in our continued study as Christians and as a people concerned for the safety and well-being of BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) in our community and in our world.
There are multiple ways to engage in this work and not everyone is capable of or desires to join a rally, protest, or march at this time due to health and safety concerns in the midst of this pandemic, but we are all capable of learning our entire lives long how to reconcile and heal the world around us in our own ways. The resources below reflect the multiple individual paths toward justice and healing. Please explore them and discern which might spark your interest and be right for you. (Note: The blue underlined resource listings are links to sites; black font are books)
Resources for Children
Resources for Youth
Resources for Parents
Books for Adults
Movies for Adults and Older Youth