Resources on Anti‑Racism

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Anti-Racism in the Renewing of Christian Worship Racism Makes a Criminal Justice System Reform Impossible Audio/Video by Ellen K Boegel https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/05/17/racism-makes-criminal-justice-system-reform-impossible Audio/Video by Ellen K Boegel Topics: Racism , Justice , Law , Crime Source: America: The Jesuit Review The intransigence of racial discrimination and the effects of white privilege in our criminal justice system mirrors its ubiquitousness in U.S. society, but we can make progress in exposing and rooting out overt and subconscious discrimination. Prayer Walks Practical How-To by Georie Bryant http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/georie-bryant-and-reynolds-chapman-on-prayer-walks Practical How-To by Georie Bryant Topics: Community , Prayer , Intercession , Prayerfulness Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Four congregations in Durham, North Carolina, organized a prayer walk that connected with neighbors. The mission of DurhamCares is to foster collaboration, develop leaders, and educate residents to care for their neighbors in holistic ways. Holy Communion Song/Hymn by Rodney Alphonso Thomas Jr http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=67 Song/Hymn by Rodney Alphonso Thomas Jr Topics: Church , Lord’s Supper , Social class , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary This Holy Communion Sunday reminds us that there is no division in Christ. This article features songs, poetry, audio visual aids, and other resources for planning the service. After You Go Through the Door Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/5766 Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr Topics: Israel , Antisemitism , Church Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection In this sermon on John 10:1-10, Arthur Landwehr discusses antisemitism throughout history and reflects on how the church should respond. Addressing Youth Violence Song/Hymn by Roberto L Burton http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=216 Song/Hymn by Roberto L Burton Topics: Children/youth , Worship Planning , Music , Violence Source: The African American Lectionary A collection of practical worship planning ideas, a responsive litany entitled "Black Children," and music suggestions for a Youth Day worship service that focuses on preventing youth violence. The Fountain of Life Sermon (Complete) by Jacqueline J Lewis http://day1.org/4526-the_fountain_of_life Sermon (Complete) by Jacqueline J Lewis Topics: Justice , Sermon , Social Justice , Oppression Source: Day1 In this sermon on Psalm 36:5-10, Jacqueline Lewis encourages believers to follow the example of Martin Luther King, Jr. and boldly proclaim God's justice for the hopeless. Millennials and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Audio/Video by Dan Lothian http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2017/01/13/millennials-legacy-martin-luther-king-jr/34122/ Audio/Video by Dan Lothian Topics: Racism , Leadership , Social Justice , Video Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly This video interview examines the evolution of anti-racism efforts over the last fifty years, the role of faith in this process of change, and how young people experience social justice movements. Prayer following the brutal killing of George Floyd Element of Worship by Karen Campbell https://worshipwords.co.uk/in-our-praying-anger-and-action-a-prayer-from-the-united-reformed-church-in-great-britain/ Element of Worship by Karen Campbell Topics: Racism , Love , Anger , Blackness Source: Worship Words This worship resource features a prayer by Karen Campbell expressing anger and pain following the brutal killing of George Floyd in 2020. It asks that we would not just rail against injustice, but manifest God's love.... Why Christians Are Incapable of Racial Healing Element of Worship by Sean Palmer https://www.missioalliance.org/confession-evasion-christians-incapable-racial-healing/ Element of Worship by Sean Palmer Topics: Racism , Healing , Repentance , Sin Source: Missio Alliance Reflecting on several scriptures, Sean Palmer discusses the stark reality of racism in the church. Also included is a litany of "Confession in response to violence in Charlottesville by Mike Yager and Andrew Hill. It’s Going To Be Bad Devotional by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/its-going-to-be-bad/ Devotional by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Love , Preparation , Comfort , Assurance Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg Rachel Hackenberg's devotional takes Jesus' words to the disciples to prepare them for difficult times to come (John 14:27-29), and applies them to anticipation of social instability in current times. Black Theology and a Legacy of Oppression Sermon Illustration by M Shawn Copeland https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2014/06/24/black-theology-and-legacy-oppression Sermon Illustration by M Shawn Copeland Topics: Racism , Culture , Cultures , Oppression Source: America: The Jesuit Review After the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., James H. Cone denounced mainline Protestant and Catholic Christians' lukewarm response; further critique is offered of "Elegant Racism," which is more subtle and even more difficult to address. Liturgical Language Audio/Video by Anthony Bailey https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-309-anthony-bailey-on-liturgical-language Audio/Video by Anthony Bailey Topics: Racism , Public Speaking , Language , Sermon Source: Working Preacher A video from an anti-racism and cultural competency trainer: Liturgical language can be misheard or misunderstood. Therefore, the community must seek to collectively consider the language we use to worship more fully. What Shall We Do with Law and Order? Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/4063 Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr Topics: Racism , Oppression , Tyranny , Gospel Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Sermon notes on Galatians 2:15-21 from the Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection. The oppression of racism confronts us with our failures. We must look to the gospel of justification by faith for hope. Personal Contact and Overcoming Anti-Muslim Prejudice Article by Maleiha Malik https://www.faithandleadership.com/maleiha-malik-personal-contact-and-overcoming-anti-muslim-prejudice Article by Maleiha Malik Topics: Women , Islam (Concept) Source: Faith and Leadership Prejudice against Muslims has a long history in the West. Personal contact is the antidote, and churches have a crucial role to play in making those contacts. When the K.K.K. Came to Town, Catholics Prayed. Now What? Article by Nichole M Flores https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2017/07/12/when-kkk-came-town-catholics-prayed-now-what Article by Nichole M Flores Topics: Racism , Sin , Hatred , Church Source: America: The Jesuit Review The KKK's actions bring together Catholics to pray the rosary and admit to racial hatred. The non-white author experiences this as an act of mercy, but asks if she will hear racism so clearly denounced again. Empathic and Incarnational: A Better Christian Ethic Article by Reggie Williams https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/empathic-and-incarnational-a-better-christian-ethic-at-fuller/ Article by Reggie Williams Topics: Racism , Theology , Ethics , Compassion Source: Fuller Studio Reflecting on racism and Christian ethics, Reggie Williams writes that Christ is our empathic representative who becomes a model of Christian discipleship by demonstrating the interaction that Christians are to have with one another in Christ. Help Your Church Start Discussing Race Today Sermon Illustration https://www.missioalliance.org/38-resources-help-church-start-discussing-race-today/ Sermon Illustration Topics: Racism , Church , Justice , History Source: Missio Alliance Here are 38 resources from Missio Alliance including books, articles, interviews, speeches, stories, and more. They address topics such as race and racism in America and multi-ethnic churches. Rachel's Weeping Must Cease! Sermon (Complete) by Robert M Zanicky http://day1.org/589-rachels_weeping_must_cease Sermon (Complete) by Robert M Zanicky Topics: Racism , Hatred , Pride , History Source: Day1 Robert M. Zanicky preaches against anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism from Matthew 2:13-23. Interview with Claudia Rankine and the Conversation about Race Audio/Video by Claudia Rankine https://onbeing.org/programs/claudia-rankine-how-can-i-say-this-so-we-can-stay-in-this-car-together-jan2019/ Audio/Video by Claudia Rankine Topics: Racism , Blackness , Conversation , Race Source: On Being The poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine says every conversation about race doesn’t need to be about racism. (Podcast length: 51:27) I’m a Conservative Latina. Is There a Place for Me in Trump’s Republican Party after Charlottesville? Article by Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2017/08/17/im-conservative-latina-there-place-me-trumps-republican-party-after Article by Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo Topics: Racism , Immigration , Families , Labor Source: America: The Jesuit Review In the face of an emboldened White supremacy movement, conservatives must confront racism in its ranks and to question unsavory political alliances, rather than to minimize or deny the rise of racism under President Trump.