Resources on Anti‑Racism

Total results: 169
Anti-Racism in the Renewing of Christian Worship 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Developing Congregational Reengagement Strategies Article by Nathan Kirkpatrick https://faithandleadership.com/nathan-kirkpatrick-developing-congregational-reengagement-strategies Article by Nathan Kirkpatrick Topics: Racism , Health , Leadership Source: Faith and Leadership Beyond keeping churchgoers safe amid COVID-19 when buildings reopen, congregational leaders need to consider welcoming new visitors, revising their strategic plan, and addressing the coronavirus and the virus of racism. Disruptive Peacemaking Sermon Illustration by Ethan Hughes https://www.plough.com/en/topics/faith/discipleship/disruptive-peacemaking Sermon Illustration by Ethan Hughes Topics: Peace , Community , Consumerism Source: Plough The Hughes have formed an inspiring intentional Christian community whose members give up the trappings of modern life in order to disengage from the system of war and consumerism. Good sermon illustration for peacemaking or anti-consumerism. Standing Shoulder to Shoulder Article by Catherine Orsborn https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/standing-shoulder-shoulder-anti-muslim-bigotry-interfaith-activism-america-time-crisis/ Article by Catherine Orsborn Topics: Islam (Concept) , Religion , Discrimination , Justice Source: Fuller Studio An interfaith activist shares the story of how she deepened relationships with Muslim friends and started a national campaign of religious and interfaith organizations dedicated to standing against anti-Muslim bigotry. Science, Race, and the Bible: Coming to Terms with a Messy History Article by Brad Kramer https://biologos.org/blogs/brad-kramer-the-evolving-evangelical/science-race-and-the-bible-coming-to-terms-with-a-messy-history Article by Brad Kramer Topics: Culture , Cultures , Slavery , History Source: Biologos Simply blaming racism on science is a misrepresentation of history and a missed opportunity for Christian self-reflection. Biblical Reconciliation through the Worship Arts Article by Angie Hong http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/angie-hong-on-biblical-reconciliation-through-the-worship-arts Article by Angie Hong Topics: Racism , Art , Reconciliation , Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship An interview with Angie Hong where she speaks about how God calls all Christians and congregations to the ministry of reconciliation. Sometimes this happens best through the worship arts. By Any Means Necessary Article by Ted Olsen https://christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/article/by-any-means-necessary Article by Ted Olsen Topics: Racism , Slavery , History Source: Christian History Institute Ted Olsen describes the development of the tensions between white and black abolitionists. For whites, the end of slavery was the goal; for blacks, they were fighting the nation's larger problem of racism and discrimination. Confessions of a Taiwanese-American White Supremacist in Recovery (Part 2) Article by Judy Wu Dominick https://www.missioalliance.org/confessions-of-a-taiwanese-american-white-supremacist-in-recovery-part-2/ Article by Judy Wu Dominick Topics: Racism , Injustice , Social Justice Source: Missio Alliance This article argues that fighting for racial unity within the Church requires us to diversify our relationships, practice humble listening and learning, re-evaluate our own identity, and recognize all forms of racism. The Persistent Problem Article by Michael O Emerson http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/110974.pdf Article by Michael O Emerson Topics: Racism , Society Source: The Christian Reflection Project The United States as a nation is racialized. Michael O. Emerson talks about different perspectives between white Americans and people of color on racism and how we can work together to undo the racialized society. 'We Are Not the Virus' Practical How-To by Gigie Sijera-Grant http://www.womenoftheelca.org/blog/post/we-are-not-the-virus Practical How-To by Gigie Sijera-Grant Topics: Racism Source: Women of the ELCA Gigie Sijera-Grant reflects on racism against Asian-Americans amid COVID-19, and offers suggestions for those who experience discrimination against Asian-Americans. What I learned on Spring Break, 1968 Article by James Calvin Schaap https://blog.reformedjournal.com/2018/04/06/what-i-learned-on-spring-break-1968/ Article by James Calvin Schaap Topics: Racism , Pride Source: The Twelve Describing his encounters with racism amidst the life and death of Martin Luther King Jr., James Schaap's article discusses how national and racial pride can manifest in hateful forms. The Law’s Fracture Lines Article by Christopher T Holmes http://day1.org/7927-on_scripture_the_laws_fracture_lines_romans_71525a_by_christopher_t_holmes Article by Christopher T Holmes Topics: Racism , Sin , Law , Injustice Source: Day1 In this article with accompanying Bible study questions, Christopher Holmes reflects on Romans 7:15-25 and the importance of continued and constant effort against racism and social injustice. Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/curriculum-prepares-people-to-talk-about-racial-reconciliation Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Racism , Culture , Cultures , Reconciliation Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This article by Joan Huyser-Honig is about Arrabon’s Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God curriculum which gives small groups the shared knowledge, language, and practices to effectively address deep cultural tensions and divisions.