Racial Justice

At First Church in Cambridge, we have adopted Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a “Beloved Community by “striving to be a multicultural and multiracial church in which people of all races, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, economic situations, ages, and abilities feel honored and included” (statement adopted by the congregation in 2012). The group charged with leading the church towards this vision is the “Building the Beloved Community” group.

As part of this vision, First Church in Cambridge is committed to the work of Racial Justice.


What Does It Look Like to be a “Beloved Community” with a focus on Racial Justice? 


  • We welcome and respect people of all colors in our hospitality, worship, and community activities.
  • We educate people in our congregation about racial justice and other issues that disproportionately affect people of color. 
  • We act to create a more just and equal society.


2018 Focus: Racial Justice and Remembrance

Racial Justice Summer Reading and Film Suggestions

Learning Opportunities

Building the Beloved Community

Owning Our History: First Church and Race 1636-1873


Please pray for the victims and their families who were terrorized at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in California.

Please attend the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) Healthcare Assembly on May 29 from 7 until pm. The location is TBD, and will be announced soon.

To address institutional racism, please call your state representative and Senator, and ask for abolishment of mandatory minimums in sentencing. Ask them to contact the Joint Committee dealing with this legislation. For more background on this...