Race Matters

To confront racism, we must look within, among, and beyond.

Our church-wide “Sacred Conversations” in 2014 indicated that racial justice is a top priority for Mayflower members. The Race Matters team focuses on the personal “within” work as it relates to issues of racial justice.

Our statement of purpose:

We will create spaces where we can understand the spiritual and personal costs of racial injustice. We will increase Mayflower’s engagement with multi-cultural/multi-racial experiences in preparation for becoming a more diverse church community and a more effective ally in our racial justice work.

Last year, highlights included well-attended book discussions and visits to films and cultural events. We offered two great workshops: based on We Can’t Talk about That at Work! How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics.

And Confronting Racism: Minnesota Style with the YWCA.

Watch the website and newsletter to join us for upcoming opportunities.

News & Events


Kate Andrews Van Horne

What we’re reading, watching, and sharing

A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, Sun Yung Shin, ed,
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
Dear White Christians, Jennifer Harvey
“Parenting While White,” in Ecclesio blog, Jennifer Harvey
White Privilege, a multi-media curriculum from the United Church of Christ