​Diversity Resources

United Reformed Church

Resources from our denomination

What does the URC think about...? www.urc.org.uk/what-does-the-urc-think-about/

The Sanctuary​​
Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing, with resources that meaningfully engage the topics of faith and mental health.

Website: www.SanctuaryMentalHealth.org/race-mental-health-and-faith-resources

Race, Mental Health and Faith, A Conversation: www.SanctuaryMentalHealth.org/2020/11/05/race-mental-health-and-faith-a-conversation 

Healing in Colour, an art collection featuring Black, Indigenous, and other artists of colour from around the world to tell stories of race, faith, and mental health: www.SanctuaryMentalHealth.org/healing-in-colour

“Recovering Hope," a 5 day devotional addressing the intersection of race, mental health, and faith: www.Bible.com/reading-plans/22594

Black Lives Matter: www.SanctuaryMentalHealth.org/2020/06/02/black-lives-matter

​Acknowledging the historical racism experienced by Asian peoples, here are some resources which may support you in caring for your own mental health, educating yourself, and becoming a better ally: www.SanctuaryMentalHealth.org/2021/04/01/stop-asian-hate

Indigenous History Month: www.SanctuaryMentalHealth.org/2021/06/04/indigenous-history-month

The story of a Canadian residential school survivor, who writes about her experiences of trauma, journey of recovery, and hope for reconciliation: www.SanctuaryMentalHealth.org/2021/06/21/forgiveness-as-a-journey

​Anti-Racism Resources

URC’s Black History Monthly:

Show Racism the Red Card

Organisation working to educate people about anti-racism.

Website: www.TheRedCard.org

'Racism and Intolerance' by Louise Spilsbury, Hanane Kai

A beautiful and sensitively illustrated
picture book that gently explores what racism and intolerance are and how they affect children all over the world. Suitable for 4-8yr olds. 

Amazon Link

'Black and British' by David Olusoga

​​The essential starting place for anyone who wants to learn about Black British History.

David Olusoga’s thought provoking text charts the forgotten histories of Black people in Britain from Roman times right through to the present day. From Roman Africans guarding Hadrian’s Wall, to an African trumpeter in the court of Henry the Eighth, Black Georgians fighting for the abolition of slavery. 

Adult, Young Adult and Children's versions available: Amazon Link

​​At Westborough, we understand the importance of treating ourselves and others with dignity and respect in enabling us all to live "life in all its fullness" (John 10:10).

Below are resources to support the challenging of our preconceptions and biases and to enable us to better understand others.