Resources on Anti‑Racism

Total results: 169
Anti-Racism in the Renewing of Christian Worship The Spiritual Work of Black Lives Matter Audio/Video by Patrisse Cullors https://onbeing.org/programs/patrisse-cullors-and-robert-ross-the-spiritual-work-of-black-lives-matter-may2017/ Audio/Video by Patrisse Cullors Topics: Racism , Community , Blackness , Trauma Source: On Being Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors presents a luminous vision of the spiritual core of Black Lives Matter. In this conversation, she joins a physician and philanthropist who studies how trauma can be healed in bodies... Speaking the Truth in Love Sermon (Complete) by Richard Goeres http://day1.org/6781-speaking_the_truth_in_love Sermon (Complete) by Richard Goeres Topics: Racism , Love , Sin , Truthfulness Source: Day1 This sermon by Richard Goeres on Mark 7 holds together the themes of truth and love, understanding the need to be honest about our sin, but never letting that truth overtake God's love for us. Story Table: Faith and Fear Audio/Video by Mark Labberton https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/story-table-faith-and-fear/ Audio/Video by Mark Labberton Topics: Faith , Fear , Faithfulness , Community Source: Fuller Studio The Story Table takes an important conversation and brings it to life at a shared table in a particular community. Here, Chicago community leaders gather to discuss what faith looks like in a culture of fear. Recognizing Women's Ministries Song/Hymn by Michelle Riley Jones http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=196 Song/Hymn by Michelle Riley Jones Topics: Worship Planning , Women , Music Source: The African American Lectionary A collection of music resources for a Women's Day worship service that includes a video of the creation of a painting, practical worship planning ideas, a responsive reading, and music suggestions. Guide Us in the Way of Justice and Truth: on Burning Bushes, Fingerprints, and a Courageous Imagination Poetry by Anna Elisabeth Howard https://earthandaltarmag.com/posts/wf921uyucu8b4b6fzqdv864c4hk0ka Poetry by Anna Elisabeth Howard Topics: Courage , Justice , History , Service Source: Earth and Altar Anna Elisabeth Howard writes of the complicated history of her (Episcopal) church and the call to "seek and serve Christ in all persons." Included is a poetic prayer by Pauli Murray. Who So Ever Will Sunday Element of Worship by Nolan Williams Jr http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=225 Element of Worship by Nolan Williams Jr Topics: Hospitality , Community , Worship Planning , Special Days Source: The African American Lectionary A collection of worship planning suggestions, songs, litany, etc, for a "Who So Ever Will" Sunday focusing on hospitality and welcome. This resource is aimed at reaching out to the LGBQT community. What Will Summer Be Like Without the Usual VBS, Camps and Youth Mission Trips? Article by G Jeffrey MacDonald https://faithandleadership.com/what-will-summer-be-without-usual-vbs-camps-and-youth-mission-trips Article by G Jeffrey MacDonald Topics: Children , Evangelism Source: Faith and Leadership Christian professionals and families partner to experiment with innovative approaches to youth formation in a socially distant environment in a summer of COVID-19. A Successful Multiracial Congregation Article by James VandenBosch https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2010/05/01/madison-square-christian-reformed-churchgrand-rapids-michigan/ Article by James VandenBosch Topics: Diversity , Worship , Race , Poetry Source: Reformed Journal Inspired by Madison Square Christian Reformed Church and the poem "Obedience" by Sietze Buning, this article by James VandenBosch explores the characteristics of successful multiracial worship such as welcoming visitors, preaching on unity and community engagement. How to Adapt Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God to Your Setting Study Guide by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/how-to-adapt-race-class-and-the-kingdom-of-god-to-your-setting Study Guide by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Culture , Cultures , Reconciliation Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Arrabon’s Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God curriculum can be adapted to church and school contexts with varying memberships and time constraints. Christmas Element of Worship by Michelle Riley Jones http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=244 Element of Worship by Michelle Riley Jones Topics: Christmas , Incarnation , Music , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary This worship planning resource is for a Christmas worship service. This resource includes a call to worship, a litany, music, and liturgical resources for a Christmas celebration. Human Misery and Compelling Causes Practical How-To by John D Witvliet https://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-2017/human-misery-and-compelling-causes Practical How-To by John D Witvliet Topics: Suffering , Worship , Church , Justice Source: Reformed Worship John Witvliet reflects on conferences where Christian leaders in justice work are disappointed they never hear about global issues in their church. Witvliet offers seven suggestions on how to make space for mass suffering in worship. Christianity and Whiteness Article by Duane T Loynes, Sr https://reformedjournal.com/posts/christianity-and-whiteness/ Article by Duane T Loynes, Sr Topics: Culture , Justice , B. F. White , Christian Source: Reformed Journal In this article, Duane Loynes, Sr. challenges the church on different race issues and pushes for a more perfect church. Doctrine and Multicultural Hospitality Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/christina-edmondson-on-doctrine-and-multicultural-hospitality Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Culture , Cultures , Hospitality , Doctrine Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In this conversation, Christina Edmondson discusses doctrinal interpretations that make congregations more or less welcoming to many cultures. To become more multicultural, congregations must help members discern differences between biblical doctrines and cultural biases. Who So Ever Will Sunday Image by Michelle Riley Jones http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=291 Image by Michelle Riley Jones Topics: Love , Hospitality , Worship Planning , Spirit Source: The African American Lectionary This sermon starter and commentary on Romans 10:11-13 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for planning a "Who So Ever Will" Sunday, a time for focusing on welcome and hospitality toward all. Gregory of Nyssa and the Culture of Oppression Article by Kimberly Flint-Hamilton http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/110976.pdf Article by Kimberly Flint-Hamilton Topics: Racism , Justice , Slavery , Oppression Source: The Christian Reflection Project "Gregory of Nyssa spoke out against the institution of slavery in a way that non had before, vilifying it as incompatible with Christianity." An article on the lessons we can learn from Nyssa today. 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. Christianity and Whiteness Article by Duane T. Loynes, Sr. https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2016/02/29/christianity-and-whiteness/ Article by Duane T. Loynes, Sr. Topics: Culture , Justice , Cultures Source: Reformed Journal Race in many ways is a Christian invention. The notion that cultural icons and pop-culture heroes are often seen as white is an out growth of how the church has portrayed Christ over the centuries. Lynching and Repentance Article by Kira Schlesinger https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/8245/lynching-and-repentance Article by Kira Schlesinger Topics: Racism , Forgiveness , Repentance , Slavery Source: Ministry Matters Juxtaposing Jesus' death on a tree with the history of black lynching in America, Kira Schlesinger's article describes how the Church's language of reconciliation can help a nation repent white supremacy and seek forgiveness. All in the Same Boat Sermon (Complete) by Martha Spong http://day1.org/8221-martha_spong_all_in_the_same_boat Sermon (Complete) by Martha Spong Topics: Fear , Courage , Trust , Disciple Source: Day1 In her sermon on Mark 4:35-41, Martha Spong speaks to fellow ministers about being together in "what feels like a time of crisis," and having trouble recognizing Jesus as God with us. A Peculiar People Article by James K A Smith https://reformedjournal.com/blog/2011/11/01/a-peculiar-people/ Article by James K A Smith Topics: Immigration Source: Reformed Journal In this reflection on 1 Peter 2:9, James K. A. Smith encourages his denomination (Christian Reformed Church) to embrace its peculiarity in the positive sense of being set apart for God, maintaining its reformed theological heritage.