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Racism: Young Adults & Adults: ...and the Church

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


                              Picture of The Black Church     Black Suffering: Silent Pain, Hidden Hope          Picture of The Building a Multiethnic Church                                                  Getting to the Promised Land     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.                                                                 Something in the Water: A 21st Century Civil Rights Odyssey          Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers          TAKING APART BOOTSTRAP THEOLOGY                         Unholy by Sarah Posner     Picture of White Too Long          

Video & Webinars

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Vanderbilt Divinity School offers this continuing series of diverse thinkers discussing the reality and implications of racial capitalism.

Picture of The Black Church

Companion 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

Critical Race Theory

Dr. 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.

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What’s Wrong with Thinking of Church as Family?

Lee Ann M. Pomrenke says the beloved metaphor of church as family can stand in the way of a congregation being truly open and inclusive. The church is a movement defined by shared values, commitments, and actions, not a household family linked by a shared heritage or appearances.

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.

Richard Rohr and guests explore Interspiritual Mysticism: an antidote to exclusivity and invitation to humility; wonder, What Do We Do with Evil?; and consider Spirituality and Social Movements.

Trybal Pastor, Rev. Kwame Pitts, womanist pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Orleans, 

Rituals of Resistance or Coming out of the Spiritual Closet: Healing from Trauma and Oppression through the Lens of Womanist Theology and at the Intersection of Dualistic Faith



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