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Council of Bishops Juneteenth Announcement

Service of Lament

Articles [back to top]

Bloody July

By Charles Allen Wynder, Jr

 

 

Elle: It’s exhausting. How many hashtags will it take for all of America to see Black people as more than their skin color?

 By Rita Omokha

 

General Commission on Religion and Race: Moving Toward the Pain

By Erin Hawkins

 

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Leading in an Age of Political Polarization

By David R. Brubaker

 

Medium: How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change

By Barack Obama

 

Psychologytoday: Microaggressions: More Than Just Race

By Derald Wing Sue Ph.D.

 

The Atlantic: Racism Is Terrible. Blackness Is Not.

 By Imani Perry

 

The Effects of Racism on Mental Health: How to Cope

 By Dr Karen G. Martínez, MD

 

The New York Times: Of Course There Are Protests. The State Is Failing Black People

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

 

The New York Times: So You Want to Learn About Juneteenth?

By Brianna Holt

The New York Times: The Burning of Black Wall Street, Revisited

By Brent Staples

 

The New York Times Magazine: The 1619 Project

 

 

The New Yorker: An American Spring of Reckoning

By Jelani Cobb

 

The New Yorker: The Death of George Floyd, In Context

By Jelani Cobb

The Upper Room: A Different Set of Rules

By Michael W. Waters

 

The Upper Room: An Affirmation of Faith for Trinity Sunday

By Marilyn E. Thornton

 

The Upper Room: Here Lies Love

By Osheta Moore

 

The Upper Room: I'm Tired

By Nathalie Nelson Parker

 

The Upper Room: White Silence is Inexcusable

By Rev. Sidwell Mokgothu

 

The Washington Post: You shouldn’t need a Harvard degree to survive birdwatching while black

By Samuel Getachew

 

UMC Discipleship: Racism Is Not A Black Problem: White Silence is No Longer A Privilege

By Junius B. Dotson

 

UMC.ORG: Five tips for addressing racism with children

 

UMC.ORG: Reflections on Afro-Latinidad

By Andres DeArco

 

UMC.ORG: Silence is Violence

By Rev. Ali Young

 

UMC.ORG: Talking about race: UM pastor's tips

 

UMC.ORG: Ways United Methodists can stand against racism

 

 

Church Response [back to top]

 

Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist: United Methodist leaders offer prayer near White House by Erik Alsgaard

Bishop Moore-Koikoi 'It has to be different'

Bishop Easterling statement

Bishop Ough statement supported by Council of Bishops

Bishop Farr Response Need to be Antiracist

General Board of Church and Society: A Charter for Racial Justice in an Interdependent Global Community

General Board of Church and Society: Civil and Human Rights

General Board of Church and Society: Criminal Justice Reform

General Board of Church and Society: Faith and Facts information cards (Criminal Justice Reform)

General Board of Church and Society: Humanizing Criminal Justice

General Board of Church and Society: Opposition to Racial Profiling in the US

General Board of Church and Society: Racism and Economic Injustice

General Board of Church and Society: Statement on the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

General Board of Church and Society: Stop Criminalizing Communities of Color in the United States

General Board of Church and Society: The Social Community: Rights of Racial and Ethnic Persons

General Board of Church and Society: White Privilege in the United States

General Board of Church and Society: White Privilege- Naming past sins and changing behaviors

General Commission on Religion and Race: Addressing the Murder of Mr. Ahmaud Arbery

Judah Smith (Churchome): My Message to White Church Leaders

 

National Council of Churches USA: Floyd Murder by Police Officer Is an Outrage

 

Presbyterian Church USA: Facing Racism

 

Presbyterian Church USA: Facing Racism: A Vision of the Beloved Community

 

Presbyterian Church USA: Workbook

 

Religion News Service: A Call to Prayer from The United Methodist Council of Bishops

The Anglican Church: A Letter to Fellow ACNA Clergy

The Episcopal Church: Becoming Beloved Community… where you are

 

The Episcopal Church: Long-term Commitment to Racial to Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice

 

The Episcopal Church: Telling the Truth, Proclaiming the Dream

 

The United States Catholic Bishops: Combating Racism

UMC Discipleship: Courageous Conversations About Race

 

UMC Discipleship: Five Ideas for Stewardship for Churches Seeking to be Actively Anti-racist

 

UMC Discipleship: Navigating 2 Viruses: Regathering in the Midst of Racism & Pandemic

UMC Discipleship: Sermons on Anti-racism

United Church of Christ: Conversations to End Racism

        Rev. Velda Love - Racial Justice

 

United Church of Christ: Resources

 

United Methodist Women: Racial Justice and Mass Incarceration

 

Podcasts [back to top]

 

About Race

Code Switch – DACA and the Life of Dreamers

Code Switch – Why Now, White People?

General Board of Church and Society: How to Work for Justice

By Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe

Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

New York Times 1619

Pod For The Cause - The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights

Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)

Seeing White

 

Essential Books [back to top]

 

America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

By Jim Wallis

 

Biased 

By Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt

 

Constructing Solidarity for a Liberative Ethic: Anti-Racism, Action, and Justice

By T. Day

 

How to Be an Antiracist 

By Ibram X. Kendi

 

Race: A Theological Account 1st Edition

By J. Kameron Carter

 

Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing (Resources for Reconciliation)

by Emmanuel Katongole / Chris Rice

 

So You Want to Talk About Race 

By Ijeoma Oluo

 

Stamped From the Beginning 

By Ibram X. Kendi

 

The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality 

By Thomas M. Shapiro

 

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michelle Alexander

 

The Strange Career of Jim Crow 

By C. Vann Woodward

 

Towards the "Other America": Anti-Racist Resources for White People

By Chris Crass

 

Uprooting Racism 

By Paul Kivel

 

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism 

By Robin DiAngelo

 

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It

By Shelly Tochluk

Cokesbury.com Books about Racism and Injustice

 

Other Books [back to top]

 

A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature 

by Jacqueline Goldsby

 

All Souls: A Family Story From Southie 

by Michael Patrick MacDonald

 

Americanah

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States 

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

 

Between the World and Me 

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

Blues City 

by Ishmael Reed

 

Citizen: An American Lyric 

by Claudia Rankine

 

Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism 

by Daisy Hernandez

 

Coming to America 

by Roger Daniels

 

Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business

by Pamela Newkirk

 

 

Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power 

by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy

 

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa 

by Walter Rodney

 

How Does It Feel to Be A Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America 

by Moustafa Bayoumi

 

How The Irish Became White 

by Noel Ignatiev

 

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

By Austin Channing Brown

 

Me and White Supremacy

By Layla F. Saad

 

Open Veins of Latin America 

by Eduardo Galeano

 

Race for Profit

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

 

Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America 

By Jennifer Harvey

 

The Color of Law 

By Richard Rothstein

 

The History of White People

by Nell Irvin Painter

 

The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice 

By Fania Davis

 

The Making of Asian America 

by Erika Lee

 

Waking Up White

By Debby Irving

 

When Affirmative Action Was White

By Ira Katznelson

 

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son 

by Tim Wise

 

Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy

By David Zucchino

 

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black or White 

by Frank Wu

 

Training Resources [back to top]

 

AORTA- Anti-Oppression Resource and Training: Dismantling Anti-Black Bias Toolkit

 

AORTA- Anti-Oppression Resource and Training: Anti-Racism Workshop

 

AORTA- Anti-Oppression Resource and Training: Cultural Appropriation

General Commission on Religion and Race: Online Course – Implicit Bias: What We Don’t Think We Think          Workbook

General Commission on Religion and Race: Racial Justice Conversation Guide

Government Alliance on Race and Equity: Tools & Resources

 

The Episcopal Church: A FRAMEWORK FOR ANTI-RACISM AND RACIAL RECONCILIATION TRAINING

 

 

The National DEED Project: White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack and Some Notes for Facilitators

 

By Peggy McIntosh

 

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond: Undoing Racism

 

Videos [back to top]

“Dismantling White Privilege” with Robin DiAngelo

UMC Bishops united against racism (Bishop Easterling / Bishop Farr)

TED Talk - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

Trevor Noah: The Dominos of Racial Injustice

General Commission on Race and Religion: Video Series Vital Conversations

General Commission on Race and Religion: Real Talk Video Series

 

Ideas and Plans [back to top]

 

Alternative Church Model: The Good Neighbor Movement

Belong Church: Anti-Racism Action

Community Renewal: Project Unity

The Revolutionary love Project: #NoMoreBystanders: Resources and Trainings

The Revolutionary love Project: #NoMoreBystanders: Resources and Trainings

Two Rivers Church: Anti-Racism Action

 

Prayer / Devotional [back to top]

 

Communal Prayers for Lovers of Jesus and Justice

By Osheta Moore

Discipleship Ministries: Prayers for the Healing of a Nation

General Commission on the Status and Role of Women: No justice. No peace

Psalms for the Struggle 

By Martha Spong

Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World

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