First Unitarian Church of South Bend is an active supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. We recognize the impacts of unearned privilege and institutionalized racism in our society, and seek to increase awareness of these realities within our congregation, our local community and around the country.

We host a variety of meetings and crucial conversations throughout the year to educate and inform individuals. Our church members also actively participate in efforts to eradicate racism in the Michiana area. On the national level, Rev. Roush represented our congregation at the Selma 50th Anniversary Jubilee, commemorating the historic protests that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act.

The UUA has also amassed an excellent collection of essays articulating the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and also offers a wide variety of other resources through their Racial Justice & Multicultural Ministries program.