Racial Justice Programs

Soliciting feedback

We’re hoping you can provide feedback on the materials/programs presented to-date, and we’re looking for your input on what we explore next.  Please take a few minutes and fill out the linked survey.

 Upcoming Programs

Virtual Healing Circle

Rev. Rouse notified Rev. Sara of the Healing Circle being sponsored by the NH Black Women’s Health Project in collaboration with The NH Black Heritage Trail and Keene State College.

Virtual Healing Circle

 A Faith-Based Conversation on Race in New Hampshire

Please take note of this wonderful local opportunity for all from the NH Council of Churches.

Faith Based Conversation on Race in NH

This event will be held online.

Connect by Zoomhttps://zoom.us/j/95574070475?pwd=SzVzc1dMM0ZLUk9TR0IyUi9vcjlDZz09

Connect by phone:  (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 955 7407 0475, Passcode: 022978

Members of the Jewish, Catholic and Protestant faith communities of New Hampshire invite you to a conversation about our faiths and race relations.

The event features representatives of several faiths about how they think about racism from within their traditions. Then, participants will join small groups to talk about what in their own faith compels them to consider issues of diversity, intolerance, and racism.

This conversation will lead into a webinar on December 3 at 6:00pm. Our faith-based audience will hear from members of Governor Sununu’s COVID-19 Equity Task force on racial disparities uncovered by the pandemic.

Our Journey


The Impact of Early African Americans on NH 

(recording soon to be available)

A Lecture by Rev. Renée Rouse

Wednesday, November 18  – 7:00 pm

Lecture providing listening, learning and growing as we learn how early African Americans impacted our State. There is so much we don’t know.  Be prepared to grow and be part of learning how to be an Anti-racist here in our beloved State of New Hampshire.

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About Rev. Renée Rouse:   Setting captives free from a life of racism and empowering all who will listen and learn with Divine tools to stay free is a lifelong goal of hers. She has been involved with the Haitian Community Center of Manchester, NH since 1998. She is a member of the NH Black women’s Health Project. She is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Racial Justice Mission Group of the New Hampshire Conference of the UCC. She is the Pastor and Teacher of the Northwood Congregational Church, Northwood, NH.
Renee’ enjoys bringing healing to others through her preaching and her singing. She believes all of God’s children are called to a higher purpose and true freedom is a gift available for all God’s children. Just open your hands and receive it by the Holy Spirit, then use it to help free someone else.

Many Rivers to Cross

Discussions were held from Oct. 7 – Nov 4 on the Henry Louis Gates Mini-Series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.  This enabled us to explore key aspects of African American history together.

The Series is available for free with Amazon Prime video and PBS, both links provided below, or for purchase on Amazon.com  One DVD set is available for sign out with Paul Currier.

https://www.amazon.com/African-Americans-Many-Rivers-Cross/dp/B00G9U4DDA

Note:  a watch party can be created through the above site

https://www.pbs.org/show/african-americans-many-rivers-cross/