Racial Justice & Diversity News

black lives matter signFirst Church Berkeley is committed to address issues of racial justice and diversity through education, activism and prayer. The Diversity Ministry Team meets each month and initiates conversations and educational offerings. The Team also has a blog where they have published some of their reflections.

The ministers preach on these issues as well and other members of the congregation are involved in a variety of activities. The church is also committed to having a diversity of voices preaching at the church.

Below are past news items and event listings related to racial justice and diversity.



First Church is partnering with the Disabled Contingent of the Women’s March, coming up on Saturday, Janu

FCCB has a long history of taking care of the unhoused homeless.

At the First Church Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 2, the congregati

On Sunday, January 27, The Ministry of Families, Children and Youth (FamChY) will sponsor another Church

The Diversity Team will lead a 2-part study of Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How Our Gove

On Sunday, January 13, Nancy DeNero will talk about Emotional Support Animals (along with her Yo

For the Learning Hour on January 20, 2019, Dr. Henry L. Abrons will present a program on Single Payer Healthcare—“Improved Healthcare for All”—at 11:45 am in Loper Chapel.

Lupita Muñiz will be our guest preacher on Sunday, December 30.

This Christmas we have two opportunities to make a small but powerful difference in the lives of those experiencing homele

This Sunday, November 11, First Church will participate in Neighbors in Need (NIN), an annual offering to support