Resources on Anti-Racism

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Anti-Racism in the Renewing of Christian Worship Jesus is in the Streets Article by Jennifer Harvey https://churchanew.org/blog/posts/jennifer-harvey-jesus-is-in-the-streets Article by Jennifer Harvey Topics: Racism , Faithfulness , Violence , Learning Source: ChurchAnewBlog This article by Jennifer Harvey responds to the question white people ask when they first meet racism: "What can I do?" with advice on places to start. She discusses themes of racism, violence, learning, and faithfulness. When Local Churches Learn and Worship Together Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/when-local-churches-learn-and-worship-together Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Racism , Community , Transition , Worship Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This article by Joan Huyser-Honig discusses how four congregations discovered that planning worship, learning, and reflecting together helped them be better witnesses to their neighborhood. This process included lamenting racism, loving neighbors, and patience. Giving Up the Ghost, Part I: God Article by Kenneth J Pruitt https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/6261/giving-up-the-ghost-part-i-god Article by Kenneth J Pruitt Topics: Racism , Community , Blackness , Privilege Source: Ministry Matters Revealing how the beneficiaries of white privilege distract us from the margins that God desires to reveal to us, Kenneth J. Pruitt's article references #BlackLivesMatter in calling on Christians to participate in prayerful action against racism. Racial Equity as Spiritual Healing Article by Naaima Khan https://churchanew.org/blog/posts/naaima-khan-racial-equity-as-spiritual-healing Article by Naaima Khan Topics: Racism , Conversion , Healing , Community Source: ChurchAnewBlog To confront racism our problem is coming to terms with the need to scrutinize and counter the more subtle forms of racism — the problematic narratives we’ve internalized since we were children. I Could Not Know Article by Jessica A. Harren https://youngclergywomen.org/i-could-not-know/ Article by Jessica A. Harren Topics: Racism , Shame , Guilt , Discipleship Source: Young Clergy Women Jessica A. Harren confronts her own racism in light of Christian discipleship. "Jesus demands that I own my complicity in the system and my impact in harming the humanity of others, regardless of my intentions." Racism Makes a Criminal Justice System Reform Impossible Article by Ellen K Boegel https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/05/17/racism-makes-criminal-justice-system-reform-impossible Article 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 for Humankind Prayer by Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/prayer-for-humankind/ Prayer by Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook Topics: Injustice , Race , Diversity , Healing Source: Gathered Prayers This resource has a prayer by Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook. This prayer asks God to help us respond to injustice and celebrate diversity. The themes are justice, diversity, racism, and healing. Millennials and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Article about Worship by Dan Lothian http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2017/01/13/millennials-legacy-martin-luther-king-jr/34122/ Article about Worship 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. Liturgical Language Article about Worship by Anthony Bailey https://www.workingpreacher.org/videos/preaching-moment-309-anthony-bailey-on-liturgical-language Article about Worship 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? Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Arthur Landwehr http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/4063 Scripture Meditation/Sermon 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. Why Christians Are Incapable of Racial Healing Prayer of Confession by Sean Palmer https://www.missioalliance.org/confession-evasion-christians-incapable-racial-healing/ Prayer of Confession 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. 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. Black Theology and a Legacy of Oppression Sermon Preparation or Illustration by M Shawn Copeland https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2014/06/24/black-theology-and-legacy-oppression Sermon Preparation or 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. Help Your Church Start Discussing Race Today Article https://www.missioalliance.org/38-resources-help-church-start-discussing-race-today/ Article 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. 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. Personal Contact and Overcoming Anti-Muslim Prejudice Article about Worship by Maleiha Malik https://www.faithandleadership.com/maleiha-malik-personal-contact-and-overcoming-anti-muslim-prejudice Article about Worship 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. Interview with Claudia Rankine and the Conversation about Race Article about Worship by Claudia Rankine https://onbeing.org/programs/claudia-rankine-how-can-i-say-this-so-we-can-stay-in-this-car-together-jan2019/ Article about Worship 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) Rachel's Weeping Must Cease! Scripture Meditation/Sermon by Robert M Zanicky http://day1.org/589-rachels_weeping_must_cease Scripture Meditation/Sermon 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. The Genetics of Race (Part 2) Article about Worship by Joseph L. Graves https://biologos.org/podcast-episodes/joseph-graves-the-genetics-of-race-part-2/ Article about Worship by Joseph L. Graves Topics: Racism , Faith , Race , Science Source: BioLogos In part two of this two-part podcast, evolutionary biologist Joseph Graves discusses the genetic science of race. Useful for a sermon series on race and racism. Once You See Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Valerie Bridgeman https://churchanew.org/blog/posts/valerie-bridgeman/juneteenth-2020-once-you-see Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Valerie Bridgeman Topics: Racism , Healing Source: ChurchAnewBlog This Mark 8:22-26 article notes that one cannot "unsee" what one has seen, and describes the awakening of whites to racism as a seeing of black people not as trees/part of the landscape, but as people.