Resources on Anti-Racism

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Anti-Racism in the Renewing of Christian Worship Anti-Racism in the Renewing of Christian Worship Article http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/anti-racism-in-the-renewing-of-christian-worship-2020 Article Topics: Racism , Peace , Reconciliation , Lament Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship A statement of lament and recommitment following the deaths of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. Portions could be used for public worship. Included is a list of links to resources on anti-racism, reconciliation, and cultural competency. Faithful Anti-Racism and the Christian Life Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Christina Edmondson http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/faithful-anti-racism-and-the-christian-life Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Christina Edmondson Topics: Racism , Hope , America Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In this recorded conversation, Christina Edmondson and John Witvliet discuss themes of race, history, and repentance as they relate to the cultural climate around racism in America (1:00:45). U.S. Bishops Adopt New Anti-racism Letter, First in Almost 40 Years Article by Olga Segura https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2018/11/14/us-bishops-adopt-new-anti-racism-letter-first-almost-40-years Article by Olga Segura Topics: Racism Source: America: The Jesuit Review This article reflects upon news that the U.S. Catholic bishops voted to accept the first pastoral letter against racism in almost 40 years. Racism in America: What Will We Preach This Sunday? Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Church Anew Community https://churchanew.org/blog/posts/2020/05/29/various Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Church Anew Community Topics: Racism , Life Source: ChurchAnewBlog This resource contains sermon starters to talk about racism based on Genesis 1:2; Mark 5:1-20; Acts 1:4-8, 2:14-16; and 1 John 4:18. They cover themes of breath, life, racism, and unity. How Can White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism? Article by Carolyn B Helsel https://www.faithandleadership.com/carolyn-b-helsel-how-can-white-christians-talk-faithfully-about-racism Article by Carolyn B Helsel Topics: Racism , Gratitude , Conversation , Guilt Source: Faith and Leadership White people may feel shame and guilt about racism, which often halts the conversation, says Carolyn B. Helsel. In this interview, Helsel talks about moving beyond the guilt and shame, to making those conversations more grace-filled. Identity and Faithful Anti-Racism Article about Worship by Christina Edmondson http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/identity-and-faithful-anti-racism Article about Worship by Christina Edmondson Topics: Racism , Race , Community , Responses Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In this recorded conversation, Christina Edmonson and John Witvliet discuss the challenges and opportunities of a lifelong commitment to learning about what race and racism are and how Christians can actively respond in ways that dismantle... An Unexpected Encounter: Putting My Anti-Racism Training to Work Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Peter Wallace http://day1.org/3888-an_unexpected_encounter_putting_my_antiracism_training_to_work_ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Peter Wallace Topics: Racism , Dying and Rising with Christ , Judgmentalism , Kingdom of God Source: Day1 A personal encounter with a stranger prompted the author of this blog to reflect on how God provides opportunities to put our faith into practice so that our confession is proven by our works. On Structural Racism and the Lives of Saints Article by David Cruz-Uribe https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voxnova/2020/10/24/on-structural-racism-and-the-lives-of-saints-a-failed-draft/ Article by David Cruz-Uribe Topics: Racism , Saints , Justice , Marginalization Source: Patheos - Catholicism In this article, David Cruz-Uribe uses the lives of two saints—St. Louis and St. Junipero Serra—to illustrate how structural racism can shape the lives and actions of even good people towards wrong ends. Being Unequivocal Article by Erin Jean Warde https://earthandaltarmag.com/posts/im-still-in-lent-on-ash-wednesday-and-being-unequivocal Article by Erin Jean Warde Topics: Racism , Ash Wednesday , Lent , Blackness Source: Earth and Altar This essay specifically addresses white Christians entering into anti-racism work (including the author). The essay is the result of interaction with Black people via social media, willing to share wisdom born out of their emotional labor. Minding Our Motives: Redemption Article about Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg https://rachelhackenberg.com/minding-our-motives-redemption/ Article about Worship by Rachel G Hackenberg Topics: Racism , Redemption , Blackness Source: Rachel G. Hackenberg This blog post is a call for white people to educate themselves and take action against the systemic racism, risking "our comfortable whiteness to join an interracial coalition in the work of anti-racism." Preaching about Racism in America: What Comes Next? Article by Eric D. Barreto https://churchanew.org/blog/posts/churchanew/what-next-preaching-about-racism-in-america-barreto Article by Eric D. Barreto Topics: Racism , Grace , Love , Preaching Source: ChurchAnewBlog Discussing the sin of racism, Eric Barreto writes, "There are no quick fixes... There is a promise, a promise that God’s embrace is mightier than our deepest fears and a community’s most virulent sin." A Letter to My Predominantly White Congregation Article by Anna Page https://earthandaltarmag.com/posts/evr7q9scq5qcxzau7n16u0fr6vbcjh Article by Anna Page Topics: Racism , Sin , Peace , Justice Source: Earth and Altar Racism is a sin. Oppression isn't of God. Injustice cannot be allowed to survive. Our entire belief system is predicated on worshipping a loving, liberating, life-giving God who came to Earth to reconcile humanity to himself. Christian Witness in a Time of Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Article by Kyuboem Lee https://www.missioalliance.org/christian-witness-time-anti-muslim-rhetoric/ Article by Kyuboem Lee Topics: Racism , Missions , Witness Source: Missio Alliance This article highlights themes of racism, witness, and unity by encouraging Christians to be effective gospel witnesses by working against ignorance, working for peace, supporting missionaries on the ground, and staying true to the gospel message. Christian Talk about the Sin of Racism Book Quote by William H Willimon http://day1.org/7689-will_willimon_christian_talk_about_the_sin_of_racism Book Quote by William H Willimon Topics: Racism , Sin , Preaching , Injustice Source: Day1 In an excerpt from his book "Who Lynched Willie Earle," William Willimon shares the importance of continual preaching on the sin of racism. Taking Responsibility for Racism Article by Drew G I Hart https://www.faithandleadership.com/drew-gi-hart-changing-way-church-views-racism Article by Drew G I Hart Topics: Racism , Race , Liberation theology , Slavery Source: Faith and Leadership An interview with Drew G. I. Hart about addressing racism in and through the Church. Christians need to adopt a more complex understanding of how race shapes our communities, and we need to "recover" Jesus. Is the New Testament Anti-Jewish? Article by Amy-Jill Levine https://bibleodyssey.org/tools/bible-basics/is-the-new-testament-anti-jewish Article by Amy-Jill Levine Topics: Racism , Circumcision , Covenant , Gentiles Source: Bible Odyssey While scholars debate whether the New Testament is anti-Jewish, it has been interpreted in ways promoting hatred of Jews and Judaism. Where such readings suggest the Jewish people are demonic, evil, etc, they must be corrected.... Anti-Incarceration Day Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Lance D Watson http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=170 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Lance D Watson Topics: Justice , Special Days , Sermon , Incarceration Source: The African American Lectionary A sermon starter and commentary by Lance Watson on Luke 5:27-32 for an Anti-Incarceration Day service in the African American Lectionary. Anti-Domestic Violence Day Article about Worship by Rodney Alphonso Thomas Jr http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=275 Article about Worship by Rodney Alphonso Thomas Jr Topics: Family , Marriage , Violence , Prayer Source: The African American Lectionary In this article on Anti-Domestic Violence Day, Rodney A. Thomas, Jr. helps us understand the problem of domestic violence among African American families and offers worship ideas to fight against violence. Healing the Racial Divide Article by Brenda Walsh https://preacherexchange.com/jp_healingtheracialdivide.htm Article by Brenda Walsh Topics: Racism , Culture , Ethics , Peace Source: preacherexchange In this article, Brenda Walsh urges her readers to work for racial harmony and healing and suggests several ways to address racism in churches and communities. Developing an anti-racist music curriculum Article about Worship by Jasmine Fripp https://soundboard.giamusic.com/developing-an-anti-racist-music-curriculum-free-resource/ Article about Worship by Jasmine Fripp Topics: Racism , Diversity , Music , Blackness Source: GIA Soundboard Jasmine Fripp offers a downloadable booklet "Hip-Hop’s Daughter Raised in a Choral World: 10 Steps toward an Anti-Racist Music Curriculum."