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Preaching is always an exciting opportunity for me to learn and share with the congregations I visit. I’ve served as a guest preacher at Bethel Congregational UCC, Hillsdale Community UCC, Lake Oswego UCC, Parkrose Community UCC, First Congregational UCC of Portland, and UU Church of Eugene. View and listen to recent sermons.


My blog on racial justice began many years ago, while I was still in seminary and wrestling with a thesis on race and racism in biblical interpretation. Today I also blog at State of Formation, a joint project with Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College.



Check out liturgies, blessings, bible studies and sermons I’ve created over the years, all free to use and share.



Recent books include an anthology of women’s spirituality writing from multiple faith traditions (gathered as part of the women’s spirituality conference “Wisdom’s Feast”), and a resource workbook on racial justice and scripture for congregations.


Elizabeth Simson Durant

Rev. Elizabeth Durant, M.Div., is passionate about the ways spirituality can nurture and sustain us in the justice-seeking life. She currently serves as Assistant Minister at First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Portland, Oregon. An active member of the Portland chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice, Elizabeth leads the Central […]