All Rev’d Up explores where faith intersects politics and culture. Rev. Irene Monroe and Rev. Emmett G. Price III come from different black faith perspectives, they’re of different generations, they hail from different parts of the country, and they come together in this podcast to talk about faith in a different way. They don’t always agree, but they always hear each other out. Dive into conversations around race, faith, and this week’s headlines with the Revs every other Wednesday. When something happens in the world, you want their take on it. All Rev’d Up is produced by WGBH.
The MN Annual Conference UMC's Rev. Dana Neuhauser offers this list of Books That Can Build Empathy for BIPOC Communities.
Sahan Journal's Hibah Ansari wrote Minnesota’s most diverse cities? New U.S. Census data show communities of color growing in places like Austin and Worthington.
Tyler Merritt's Before You Call the Cops is powerful watching. Get to know him!
Dr. Raj Nadella reflects on The Sower and the Seed and Black Lives Matter.
Krista Tippet discusses Imagination and Fortitude with Jason Reynolds.
Dr. Greg Carey shares an overview and insights in Critical Race Theory: Coming to Terms.
African American Policy Forum short film: The Unequal Opportunity Race
For Collard Girls is a journey, a conversation, and a podcast, that shares the unique, bold and beautiful narrative of womyn of color who are in spaces in the church, in the community, and in the world.
The Connectional podcast, hosted by Revs. Katy Lee and Laquaan Malachi and supported by the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church aims to help church leaders share stories and support one another; current episodes feature BIPOC voices.
Learning How to See: Brian McLaren & Jacqui Lewis with Richard Rohr
Krista Tippet explores being human and being white with John Biewen.
Disparity Trap: The Socially Conscious Board Game provides an easy way to have the hard conversations around race & privilege in America and how they impact society in systemically dominant (SD) and systemically non-dominant (SND) ways. The game play is like many of its kind, where your individual goal is to accrue as much wealth as possible. But where it differs is that you can have a team goal as well where you work with your fellow players to dismantle the Disparity Traps seeking to keep everyone in poverty. Within this game you also step into someone else’s shoes; to experience the disparities within an identity different from your own. Throughout the game, the dice roll correlates your identity in the game to real life statistics.
So like life, the dice are in your hands, but the odds are not.
The Dept. of Public Safety, the MN Nat'l Guard and MN State Patrol, established Operation Safety Net, a central, reliable source to counteract misinformation during the trial of Derek Chauvin. Share accurate information with congregations to stay safe, connected and informed.
An Interactive Journal on Christian Social Justice
Their Racial Justice page is updated regularly with articles reflective of current events, issues, and practices.
The Ministry Lab is excited to share access to Rev. Jia Starr Brown's transformative series, Journey to Freedom: Embracing God's Cultural Mosaic of People. Along with diversity trainings, Bible studies, and book groups, the 2020 them, Intersectionality, was brought to life by six guest preachers reflecting on John 4:4-26 (The Woman at the Well) and poetry and music from Minnesota-based artists.
LeaderWise Conversations on Race resume monthly, Monday, October 5 (4-6pm CST). Topics include: Changing Self, Changing Community, and Changing Systems. Each event will feature a guest speaker, time for reflection and conversations, and Q&A. The events are free and open to the public. Registration is open here. Save the dates and invite friends and colleagues to join you.
See the introductory trailer here.
'Trouble the Water’ docuseries available to download
The Centering the Silenced Summit featured 15 voices that have been historically marginalized and silenced. These humans answered one main question for us - what is the single greatest social or liberative challenge facing us, as Christians, at this time? During our chats, we spent some time breaking down their answer and looking at the critical and practical ways that the Church should respond.
Harvard Divinity School conversation: Cultural Appropriation in Neopagan and New Age Religion with Sabina Magliocco.