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Worship: Racism / LGBTQ+ / Diversity-Specific

resources from judicatories, including re-opening guidelines and online worship videos; online hospitality & participation; engaging children, youth, and intergenerational; lectionary & preaching; liturgy, music & liturgical arts; tech & copyright helps;

Preaching - Books

     Black Suffering: Silent Pain, Hidden Hope          I Remember               R.I.C.H. in Preaching     Something in the Water: A 21st Century Civil Rights Odyssey     Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers

Differently-Abled Awareness

Disability and the Church     Disability Visibility

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An Interactive Journal on Christian Social Justice

Disabling Lent: An Anti-Ableist Lenten Devotional

Preaching

Equity Lens on Preaching & Praying: Regarding the Insurrection on Capital Hill and Equity Lens on Preaching and Praying during the Derek Chauvin Trial and the season of Lent

from the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area; by Rev. Anna Kendig Flores, PTCA Anti-Racism Institutional Assessment Coordinator

Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes reflects on Contemplating Anger in Oneing, the blog of the Center for Action and Contemplation. She also offers a fantastic video promotion of her book by the same name in Race and the Cosmos.

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.

Liturgical Elements

A collated Interfaith Prayer for Peace; adding pieces from other world religions or individuals - especially those targeted by hate groups - might add to its power.

The Promise & the Practice offers a collection of worship materials by UU religious professionals of color.

created Prayers, Litanies, and Laments for the Commemoration of the Emanuel Nine, which are appropriate for worship throughout the Season of Pentecost, include suggestions for use online. See also the ELCA’s weekly liturgical prompts, Worship in the Home.

Frank Schaeffer, son of Francis Schaeffer, who created and shaped the evangelical political movement of the '80s, which brought us to today, shared this compelling video: part confession, part admonition. Important insight for creating helpful study and/or sermons.