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Anti-Racism: Adults: Antiracism

books, videos, online resources for individual and group study/discussion on racism, antiracism and white supremacy culture


Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White People Talk Faithfully about Racism, Second Edition     Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist     Be a Revolution     Becoming Human     Before the Streetlights Come On: Black America‚Äôs Urgent Call for Climate Solutions     Black Lives Matter to Jesus: The Salvation of Black Life and All Life in Luke and Acts     Picture of Color-Courageous Discipleship     Critical Faith: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It Matters     Deconstructing Racism: A Path toward Lasting Change               GOD IN THE GHETTO     

 Download the Good White Racist? Discussion Guide

     How to Have Antiracist Conversations by Roxy Manning     Picture of How to Fight Racism     Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11     Me and White Supremacy     Necessary Risks: Challenges Privileged People Need to Face     Nice Racism          The Price of the Ticket     Read This to Get Smarter     Serving Money, Serving God: Aligning Radical Justice, Christian Practice, and Church Life     Something in the Water: A 21st Century Civil Rights Odyssey     Stamped from the Beginning Revised Edition     The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee     The Talk     Ten Lives, Ten Demands     Through the Eyes of Titans: Finding Courage to Redeem the Soul of a Nation     Transgressing Race

And see the How to Fight Racism Study Guide and How to Fight Racism Video Study

Other Reading Lists

Shippensburg University logoShippensburg University offers this list of excellent books on The Church and Racism.

The MN Annual Conference UMC's Rev. Dana Neuhauser offers this list of Books That Can Build Empathy for BIPOC Communities.

The PC(USA) Store created a list of their Antiracism books for all ages.

New York Public Library curates the regularly updated Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List: explore essential titles selected by the Schomburg Center as it marks 95 years of collecting and preserving Black history, arts, and culture. Available on SimplyE and from the Schomburg Shop.

Websites, Curricula, & Training

Recalibrating Our Spiritual GPS: The PTCA Institutional Race and Equity Self-Assessment and additional Resources for Antiracist Engagement & Transformation including:

CLNE Web Banner Art.pngCome Together for Racial Justice

A monthly, online convening to learn, share, and mobilize

  • Looking to build relationships across boundaries?
  • Desiring a community centered in BIPOC voices and leadership?
  • Want to ground yourself in conversations with others committed to racial justice?

If you answer 'yes' to any (or all) of the above, join CLNE in their monthly Zoom gathering featuring one or more neighborhood-based leaders reflecting on themes like racial healing, leading in diverse contexts, asset-based community development and more. The aim is to create a space for mutual learning and building relationships, being intentional about cultivating trust, welcome, safety, and a sense of belonging.


How to Be An Anti-Racist Church

Check out this free guide from Gravity Leadership with resources and links to help you and your congregation learn and grow. 

View the guide here.

Honor God's DiversityHonor God’s Diversity - God calls us to honor diversity that God has created in our world by diving deep beyond just accepting diversity. When we recognize and celebrate the different gifts, abilities, and voices in all creation, we honor the diversity in the world God has created.

With age-specific and intergenerational/full congregation curriculum available (click here and scroll down).

National Museum of African American History & Culture / The Smithsonian: TALKING ABOUT RACE


Joe Davis and David Scherer together are JUSTmove which offers anti-racism performances, retreats, courses, and consulting for individuals and congregations.

Please read Scherer's article: Why Shame Is Not Effective

See their To My Beloved Children video - appropriate for all ages.

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Wheel of Privilege and Power from Canada and Culture and Power Differentials from The Gender Question in Education: Theory, Pedagogy and Politics (K.M. Pauly, 1996) offer two intersectionality wheels.


Intersecting Axes 

white supremacy culture

by Tema Okun . dRworks .

15 characteristics of white supremacy culture and proposed antidotes: excellent for group study

dRworks is a group of trainers, educators and organizers working to build

strong progressive anti-racist organizations and institutions. dRworks can be reached at

Showing Up for Racial Justice - SURJ

Offers online resources, speakers, trainings, and programming.


Arnold-Hate-Love.jpgArnold Schwarzenegger reflects on a visit to Auschwitz, urging people to 'do the hard work' and 'conquer their mind', to resist hatred and marginalization of all kinds.

African American Policy Forum short film: The Unequal Opportunity Race

Racism feeds on denial. Lament moves us to tell the truth. And the truth can set us free.
In Lamenting Racism, leading pastors and theologians invite us into the transformative and motivating practice of biblical lament as a powerful way to confront racism. This six-session study invites church groups to engage in the practice of biblical lament as a powerful tool in the church’s struggle against racism.

The AntiRacist Table's 30 Day Challenge includes prompts to bring "mindful anti-racist practice into daily life".

Expanding the Table for Racial Equity

Two six-video sessions with diverse leaders covering a range of topics. Appropriate for tweens, teens and adults.

World Trust's Cracking the Codes supports institutions and communities to deepen and shift the framing of racial disparities from our shallow, even harmful focus on individuals, to institutional and structural inequities.

The conversation parents of color have with their children about interactions with police.

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time: Baratunde Thurston: super good talk on racism, includes "interactive" activity accessible to tweens through adults; uses humor yet remains poignant.


Find books, curricula, prayer, music, and worship elements (including a full sermon), and community organizations and businesses grouped to help congregations take next steps in antiracism work, creation care, and addressing intergenerational mental health and well-being in the WaterThreads - Woven Together: Water, Community, Well-Being. Available online and via requested download for member congregations - who should email: - for access.

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.

In Our Library

Anti-Racism 4REALS: Real Talk with Real Strategies in Real Time for Real Change     The Antiracist Heart by Roxy Manning and Sarah Peyton     How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi     How to Have Antiracist Conversations by Roxy Manning     How to Raise an Antiracist               Radical Dharma by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens and Jasmine Syedullah, Ph.D.     So You Want to Talk About Race     Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice - Revised  and Expanded 3rd edition: Kivel, Paul: 9780865716889: Books     White Fragility