Gathering As One

A Virtual Outdoor Ministry Conference

November 17th-19th, 2020

Sacred Conversations to End Racism

3:45-4:30pm EDT on Wednesday, November 18

Rev. Dr. Velda Love will offer a workshop and facilitate conversation based on the United Church of Christ’s Sacred Conversations to End Racism curriculum. It is a guided resource based on cultural immersion and cultural perspectives and is a restorative justice journey moving people beyond anti-racism conversations to active engagement. This resource provides new language, strategies, and realities that engage all the intersections of our lives to unmask, dismantle, and eradicate racism. The ongoing impact of racism and xenophobia in contemporary society requires Christians to commit to a journey of restoration and repair among God’s people impacted by individual and systemic oppression and marginalization.


Rev. Dr. Velda R. Love currently serves as Minister of Racial Justice in The Justice and Witness Ministries of The United Church of Christ. Velda has a working knowledge of critical race theory and creates comprehensive and strategic approaches for UCC national conferences, congregations, and staff colleagues to explore and understand the intersection of racial justice with other justice issues. Velda brings an African-centered approach inclusive of biblical and theological knowledge in liberation and womanist perspectives.