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RACIAL JUSTICE AT NORTHMINSTER

Following the tumultuous racial tensions in spring and summer of 2020, the Session of Northminster Presyberian Church in Evanston, Illinois formed the Racial Justice Task Force (RJTF) with the goal of our congregation learning and growing together to dismantle racism wherever we encounter it, in all of its forms.

Through activities designed to educate, evaluate, and activate, the RJTF encourages all members and friends of Northminster to join us in taking up the call for racial justice. Join us in the work to interrupt and dismantle white supremacy, and push back against racism. Join us as followers of Jesus Christ to create the Beloved Community, where all are loved for who they are and can live fully free.

Your sisters and brothers in Christ,

The Racial Justice Task Force: Kelly Brest Van Kempen, Jackie Eddy, Nancy Kim Phillips, Erica Mbangamoh, Bruce McBratney, David Rankin, and Nan Snowden

Staff: Michael Kirby and Ann Ohlrogge Johnson

Faith, Justice & Reparations Workshop Series

Members of Northminster’s Task Force collaborated with members from
the Unitarian Church of Evanston, Sherman United Methodist Church, Lake Street Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Interfaith Action of Evanston to create a 3-Session Workshop Series on Reparations. If you weren’t able to attend the series, use this link to view the full Session Recordings.

In addition to the workshops, the group created a website with many relevant and important resources. Visit the Workshop Series Website and explore the Resources Pages by using this link.

To make a tax-deductible donation to current Evanston Reparations Funding:

North of Chicago: Shorefront Stories & Legacies

In the fall of 2021, Northminster was pleased to host North of Chicago: Shorefront Stories and Legacies, an exhibit from Shorefront Legacy Center, in our Tower Gallery space. Over 300 people viewed this exhibit! Watch a presentation by Shorefront’s Executive Director, Dino Robinson, and view a glance of the exhibition on YouTube. To support the work of Shorefront with a tax deductible gift, click here.

Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA, The Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II

Explore all of the Lenten Anti-Racism Opportunities

The entire breadth of Northminster’s Lenten Anti-Racism
Opportunities are available in one place, organized by date, type of activity, and
topic. Every item has links to relevent information.

Browse, search, and learn at your own pace and when you
have time. Take a minute to watch another video. Or read. Or get involved.
All materials can be found here.

Northminster Racial Justice Task Force