Our Purpose

We seek to develop the motivation, inspiration, resilience, and spiritual practice for life-long anti-racist anti-oppression multicultural action and liberation; i.e., to embody an anti-racist life and spirituality, to be an anti-racist activist.

We will do this by:

  • Developing our personal and collective racial justice literacy through study, conversation, deep listening, deep curiosity, and reflection.
  • Supporting each other and instilling hope and stamina in this journey, with loving kindness, candor, self-responsibility, accountability, patience, humility, and forgiveness.
  • Reducing harm to our fellow humans based on implicit biases and racist ideology, perceptions, and practices.

For more information about our group’s focus, please read our Purpose & Scope document.

RJC News

  • Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation

    Monday, Jan 24, 6:30-8:30pm – ONLINE ONLY

    Anti-racism and racial justice are core to our spiritual/religious values and taking action for justice and collective liberation is a way that we live our values, in our congregations, and in our communities. Racism works to divide us and maintain structural inequality. Racism works to undermine beloved community and undermine healthy and meaningful anti-racist efforts. This is a workshop to develop resilience, courage, and leadership for racial justice, rooted in the vision and values of liberation for all of us. 

    Join us for an interactive workshop with longtime social justice educator, author, and organizer, Chris Crass, one of the leading voices in the country calling for and supporting white people to work for racial justice. Whether you’ve been active for decades or a few days, this is an opportunity to develop a stronger culture of inspiration, resilience, and courage for racial justice. While one of the themes of the workshop is on white people working for racial justice, the overall theme of the workshop is on how we can build stronger racial justice values and action in our congregations and communities and the workshop is for all who want to do this work.

    The workshop is free to attend, but contributions are encouraged in support of racial justice activities.

    Register now on the UUJAZ sitePlease note: this workshop, broadcast from UUCP, is online only.

Older notifications are viewable in our Racial Justice archives.

White Supremacy Culture Worship Services

In our 2021-2022 season, we are hosting a series of worship services that focus on attributes of White Supremacy Culture—the culture we all are swimming in. You can view the services below or on our YouTube channel.

Related Groups

In addition to Racial Justice Collaborative activities, members of our group participate in activities sponsored by other groups with similar goals.

UU Justice Arizona (UUJAZ)

UU Justice Arizona (UUJAZ) is a network of eleven AZ UU congregations. UUJAZ coordinates and promotes statewide justice efforts among UUs, including our annual UU Day at the Legislature. See the UUJAZ web page for more information, or visit their Facebook page.

UU Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) Worthy Now Prison Ministry

Worthy Now invites people on both sides of prison walls into beloved community. We declare that all persons are worthy of love, respect, and support—not at some future time when we are better people—but as we are right now. Did you know that we have incarcerated individuals identifying as UU? There are so many actions you can take, including becoming a penpal. See www.worthynow.org for more information, or contact racialjustice@phoenixuu.org with questions.