eastcentralontario@united-church.ca

To all our Ministry Personnel in ECO Regional Council (RC 11):

In June at our Spring Meeting, the Anti-Racism Interfaith Intercultural Forum of the Formation, Nurture, and Justice Team, presented a motion for the Regional Council’s adoption of our newly-formulated Anti-Racism Policy. We were delighted that the motion passed with overwhelming support.

The next stage of our work is the implementation of the Policy– working with our Regional Council’s congregations to encourage education around issues of racism. To that end, we have come up with a quick survey as a starting point. This will be our opportunity to simply get a bit of understanding of the demographics and needs of our local communities of faith.

We respectfully ask that you spend just a short time in conversation with your Official Board / equivalent to come up with an answer for each of the three questions we’re asking. This conversation could be held by Zoom, or even by email, if those are more convenient. And our aim is to receive back the answers to the survey by November 5th.

Please use this link to fill in the google form: https://forms.gle/kBpwQrMYr3q6k72i8

Or if you prefer, here is a PDF of the questions to take to your community of faith to review. Please use the google form to submit the answers.