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The national conversation on race can feel overwhelming and divisive, but the upcoming Sacred Ground Dialogue Series aims to create a more personal, respectful space to respond to race challenges. Join Holy Comforter and Kenilworth Union Church in this five-part faith-based series from January–May 2022. We will meet once a month for conversations in small groups either in person or online. For more information and to register, click here.

Learning Blocks


People of any race growing up in under-resourced communities is very different  from  those  growing  up  in  safe  stable communities.

Black Experience

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man hosted by Emmanuel Acho.

Knowledge and Support

What can each of us do to address racial issues in our society? One way to begin is to increase our understanding of barriers and challenges faced by Black people and others.


Attend RJC events to better understand and support the lives, experiences, and perspectives of others.

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.
Proverbs 3:13–14

Newspaper clipping from Winnetka Historical Society “Martin Luther King, Jr. In Winnetka”

How we treat others and our expectations of others’ behavior is grounded in our own life experiences. To better understand and support others we need to understand their life experiences and their perception of the world.

Co-Chairs: Dana Connell and Laura Connell, Staff: Bill Evertsberg, At Large: Melinda Blake, Susan Bondurant, Sally Campbell, Maria Fowkes, Jennifer Lind, Scott Myers, and Diane Rand.

Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.
John Steinbeck

We are all so desperate to be understood, we forget to be understanding.
Beau Taplin

Sometimes being understanding is more important than being right. Sometimes we need not a brilliant mind that speaks but a patient heart that listens. Not a keen eye that always sees faults but open arms that accept. Not a finger that points out mistakes but gentle hands that lead. Pavithra Ram


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