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White Privilege: Clergy, Let's Talk


Clergy from the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences are invited to join this Brave Space experience. Each faciltated clergy cohort uses White Privilege: Let’s Talk—A Resource for Transformational Dialogue, an adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ that is designed to invite church members to engage in substantive and bold conversations on race.

Through readings, videos, conversations, and activities, this curriculum is a concerted effort to enable allies to learn to talk about race, to illuminate how white people in America, regardless of their economic stratum and in a myriad of ways, receive privileged consideration simply because they are white, and to invite people and communities to discern what their next faithful step will be in joining alongside leaders in anti-racist movements.

Clergy participants are highly encouraged to be a participant in a clergy cohort prior to facitating White Privilege: Let's Talk small groups within their own congregation.


Registration for the next Clergy cohorts begin Nov 1 and cohorts begin meeting in January 2021.


Clergy cohort participants, commit to:

  • Engage with a specific clergy cohort with up to 6 other clergy and 2 facilitators. Cohorts meet via Zoom.
  • 6 weeks of group work in your specific cohort. 1 session each week each session lasting 2 hours.
  • Attending all 6 sessions
  • Completing homework between sessions including readings, self-reflection, and writing spiritual autobiographies through the lens of race.
  • Participating in a final all-groups gathering


Contining Education

This work may help fulfill the continuing education requirements for clergy in your association and participation in this cohort may fulfill ministerial standing requirements in your association for cultural diversity training. Please contact your Church and Ministry Committe, Team for Authorized Ministry, or Committee on Ministry if you have questions about whether this work fits their criteria.

Registration Fee

The registration fee is $40. The registration fee helps fund initiatives and organizations partnered with the UCC who are working to create a just world through community mobilization, leadership training, issues education, public witness, and public policy advocacy.

Because cost should not be a barrier to participating in this important work, scholarships are available. If you are in need of a scholarship for this work, you may enter scholarship30 as a coupon code to reduce your registration fee to $30, or if needed, scholarship20 to reduce your registration fee to $20.

Questions? Contact Rev. Ellis Arnold,

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This cohort is full. Please select another cohort, or if you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Rev. Ellis Arnold,