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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.

 

 

Come one, come all!

The Berkeley Food Pantry recently learned that the Alameda County Community Food Bank

On Sunday, November 5, 2017 a “founding meeting” for the Choral Majority will be held from

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On Sunday, August 27, 800 to 1000 people of faith from a variety of traditions in the Bay Area gathered in response to a planned rally by right-win

In the wake of white supremacist rallies in other parts of the country, Bay Area residents are responding to a pair of rallies sch

Join the “Choral Majority” on August 27 as a mass choir sings in nonviolent response to that wee

In March of this year, Stan Boghosian traveled to parts of Israel, Jordan and Lebanon at the invitation of a rela

The Justice & Service Ministry (previously named Outreach, Mission, and Service—OMS) is beginning the yearly