North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU)
Since its beginning in 2000 at John Knox Presbyterian Church, NCCU has been a force for justice, peace, and understanding in the increasingly diverse North County area of St. Louis. We are a faith based multi-racial partnership working to address the moral, ethical, and theological issues arising from the evils of racism.
Our vision is to help North County become an ever more vibrantly diverse, inclusive community, flourishing in an environment of dignity, justice, and racial harmony.
Our goals are:
--To unite churches of North County in addressing the evils of racism
--To educate ourselves, our congregations, and the wider community about the destructive implications of racism
--To expose and confront racist perceptions, policies, practices, and structures in our community
--To celebrate our diversity as children of God
--To promote community-wide activities that affirm racial and ethnic diversity
Our activities range from Community Forums, Health Fair Screening events, annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration and Essay Contest, partnership with North County Youth Task Force, St. Louis Equal Housing Alliance, and FOCUS-St. Louis.
If you are interested in learning more or becoming involved with NCCU, please contact
Rance Thomas, Ph.D.
13200 New Halls Ferry Road
Florissant, MO 63033