From Our Iowa Conference Board of Directors – A Call to Prayer and Solidarity

On Tuesday, February 1st, 2022, the first day of Black History Month, more than a dozen bomb threats were made to Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country. The Iowa Conference of the UCC Board of Directors condemns these threats as they are acts of racism and hatred and clear attempts to terrorize the students, faculty, staff, and their family members.

The Board of Directors stands in solidarity with the following institutions of higher education as they begin to recover from these terroristic acts:  Howard University, The University of the District of Columbia, Morgan State University, Coppin State University, Fort Valley State University, Kentucky State University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Edward Waters University, Alcorn State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College, Spelman College, Jackson State University, Harris-Stowe State University, and Tougaloo College.

The Board of Directors calls upon the churches of the Iowa Conference to begin the faithful work toward becoming Anti-Racist communities of faith.

A full statement from the Iowa Conference UCC Board of Directors is available here:

More information on becoming an Anti-Racist congregation is available here: