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Anti-Racism: Adults: ...and the Church

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

Boooks

          Ashes to Action: Finding Myself at the Intersection of the Minneapolis Uprising     Becoming Human     The Bible in the Ashes of Social Chaos     The Black Church by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.     Black Liturgies by Cole Arthur Riley     Black Lives Matter to Jesus: The Salvation of Black Life and All Life in Luke and Acts                    Picture of The Black Church     Black Suffering: Silent Pain, Hidden Hope          Picture of The Building a Multiethnic Church          Call to Allyship: Preparing Your Congregation for Leaders of Color                         BL_DearRevolutionaries_Cover_9781506479064               Picture of Decolonizing Christianity     Deconstructing Racism: A Path toward Lasting Change     Do Black Lives Matter?          Fat Church | Claiming a Gospel of Fat Liberation (Kidd)          Finding God on the Indian Road          Getting to the Promised Land     God and Race     GOD IN THE GHETTO               Picture of If God Still Breathes, Why Can't I?     This is the front cover of the new book “I’m Black. I’m Christian. I’m Methodist,” which is a collection of essays about the experiences of Black United Methodists. Photo courtesy of Abingdon Press.     Indigenous Theology and the Western Worldview: A Decolonized Approach to Christian Doctrine  -     Edited By: H. Daniel Zacharias    By: Randy S. Woodley                         Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder's Meditations on Hope and Courage               Liberation and the Cosmos: Conversations with the Elders, Revised Edition                              Our Hidden Conversations | Book by Michele Norris | Official Publisher Page  | Simon & Schuster     Our Unforming: De-Westernizing Spiritual Formation     Plantation Jesus     Preparing for War: The Extremist History of White Christian Nationalism--and What Comes Next     Prophesy Deliverance! 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition     Rebels, Despots, and Saints: The Ancestors Who Free Us and The Ancestors We Need to Free     Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair: Kwon, Duke L.,  Thompson, Gregory: 9781587434501: Amazon.com: Books                         Shoutin' in the Fire by Danté Stewart     Silencing White Noise: Six Practices to Overcome Our Inaction on Race -  Kindle edition by Francois, Willie Dwayne III. Religion & Spirituality  Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.     Slavery in Early Christianity: Expanded Edition     Something in the Water: A 21st Century Civil Rights Odyssey     A Space for Us     Speaking the Truth: Ecumenism, Liberation, and Black Theology  With a New Introduction by Dennis W. Wiley               TAKING APART BOOTSTRAP THEOLOGY           Then They Came for Mine              Unholy by Sarah Posner     Unsettling Truths     Wait - Is This Racist?     When We Belong     Picture of White Too Long               Worship at a Crossroads

Experience

Kairos Blanket Exercise

The Kairos Blanket Exercise is available with in-person or virtual facilitation, leading people through locally adapted scripts to appreciate the significant historical and generational toll colonization has had on Indigenous communities.

Gathering

The Minnesota Council of Churches Healing Minnesota Stories provide group Sacred Sites Tour to Explore Indigenous Experience in Minnesota. These tours are designed to "create understanding and healing between Native American and non-Native people, particularly those in various faith communities".

Tours are led by Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican) and Bob Klanderud (Dakota). The tours offer an opportunity to learn about Minnesota history from a Native perspective through story-telling and experiencing the sites in silence / meditation / reflection.

Upcoming Tour Dates

Video & Webinars

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.

Picture of The Black ChurchCompanion book to the PBS Series

Free Race and Religion Video & Discussion Series: Gustavus Adolphus College professor, Sarah Ruble, shares a free YouTube-based adult small group curriculum on the history of race and Christianity in the United States, consisting of eight YouTube videos (20-25 minutes each), questions for discussion, and suggested resources for further exploration.

Conversations on Race... and More

LeaderWise Response for Community Healing

  • October 5 - Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs: “Changing Self”

  • November 2 - Rev. Kelly Chatman: “Changing Community”

  • December 7 - Rev. Alicia Forde: “Changing Systems”

A 5-session, 8-film video series, with author Joel Edward Goza, based on his recent book Americas' Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of our Faith an Politics, which examines the DNA of the ideologies that shape America and often justify racist ideas and racial inequalities.

featuring Terry LeBlanc; on race construction and the work of the church

White Savior: Racism in the American Church DVD

Jesus Christ and the 'Dividing Wall": Race and God's Mission

Virtual McClure Lectures and WMI Month of Mission Series with guided discussion following plenary presentations and six pre-recorded workshops

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

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.

In A Time For Reckoning: North American Christianity and Indigenous Cultural GenocideMike Morrell offers a call to awareness, humility, repentance, and action; includes resource lists for reading/study; supporting, enjoying and learning from Indigenous artists; and specific actions for individuals, households, and congregations.

Critical Race TheoryDr. Greg Carey shares an overview and insights in Critical Race Theory: Coming to Terms.

Journey into the desperate struggle of today’s black community in North Minneapolis. Pastor Galloway of Liberty Community Church takes you to the frontlines of the desperate struggle the black community faces each day in North Minneapolis. LISTEN.

This is the front cover of the new book “I’m Black. I’m Christian. I’m Methodist,” which is a collection of essays about the experiences of Black United Methodists. Photo courtesy of Abingdon Press.

Black United Methodists want changes

By Jim Patterson

Introduces the book by Rev. Rudy Rasmus

 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.

In Our Library

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: ministrylab@unitedseminary.edu - for access.

          Hood Feminism Cover          No Future Without Forgiveness by Desmond Tutu     Preaching about Racism: A Guide for Faith Leaders     Preaching as Resistance: Voices of Hope, Justice, and Solidarity     Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers     Trouble I’ve Seen