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.



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

Join us in observing the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 

The Affordable Housing Aficionados group has begun meeting monthly.

On Sunday, November 11, come to further explore the possibility of First Church becoming a Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportiv

The events of the last week have brought up a range of feelings for many among us: anger, sorrow, shame, fear, despair, and reopened ol

On Sunday, September 30, 2018, the First Church congregation voted unanimously to recommend the endorsement of two Califor

At its last meeting, the Church Council voted unanimously to recommend the endorsement of two California

The first meeting of the Affordable Housing Aficionados Group will be this Sunday, September 9, 11:45 am–

Photos! On Saturday, September 8, 2018, a march called Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice took place in San Francisco beginning at Embarcadero Plaza. The march to promote a New Energy and Economic Future was one of thousands taking place around the world.