Black History Month – February 24, 2021

Black History (or African Heritage) month began on February 1st. Officially recognized in Canada since 1996, Black History month has its origins in the 1920’s United States.

In the United Church of Canada we take time during this month to focus on the contributions and experiences of Black members of the Church. Stories from across the Church are being shared on the SPUC blog page throughout the month and I encourage you to watch or read them and to do some exploring on your own. Black history is Canadian history and it’s something we all need to learn more about.

Today I invite you to learn more about The United Church of Canada’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist denomination.  To view more information on this commitment and resources that speak to our progress to date, please click on