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Reverend Melora Lynngood – In some religious traditions, racism is named as a ‘sin’ and God can be called upon to help people fight the manifestation of racism in human hearts and human systems. Many Unitarian Universalists don’t believe in traditional notions of sin or God. What is our Unitarian Universalist theological grounding for anti-racism? Do we have reasons for fighting racism that are deeper than, “because it seems like the right thing to do?”

Does our theology give us any tools to help us ward off the prejudices we pick up from society that, despite our best intentions, sometimes make it into our own hearts? Can our theology help us move beyond fear of the other, and also beyond the facile claim of ‘colour-blindness?’