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The Forum for Intercultural Leadership and Learning and The Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network suggest a number of resources for faith communities to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and work toward eliminating racism in the church and beyond.

Created as a response to the killing of 69 protesters at a peaceful anti-apartheid demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has been observed around the world every year on March 21 since 1966.

The CEARN resource includes sermon, worship, and action ideas.

CEARN – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Useful to mark the day are resources to support the International Decade for People of African Descent which can be downloaded here: English French

Also available from FILL: “Resources for Ending Anti-Black Racism in Canada.” Download Here

Available from the World Council of Churches: Regional daily prayers on antiracism in the week leading up to the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.