Our congregation has a long history of working for racial justice. Dating back to our earliest ministers who spoke out against slavery, we do our best to support causes of equality, from school integration, to speaking out against police brutality. We wrestle with privilege and systems of white supremacy while seeking to use what power we have to fight discrimination and hate. Our congregation prominently displays a Black Lives Matter banner overlooking Central Park, and yet we know that such symbolic actions are just a beginning.

Our racial justice work is led by our Racial Justice Taskforce, whose ministry has included holding vigils following police shootings, planning solidarity efforts in support of Muslim neighbors, and leading workshops and worship services on white privilege and supremacy.

To learn more about our racial justice work or to get involved, we hope you’ll contact our Senior Minister, Rev. Schuyler Vogel, at revschuyler@4thu.org. Or check out our Racial Justice Taskforce facebook group.