Resources on Racism

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Anti-Racism in the Renewing of Christian Worship A Christian Response to Racism in the Year of Coronavirus Article by Allen Yeh Article by Allen Yeh Topics: Racism , Unity , Image of God Source: Christianity Today This article focuses on the increase of racism against people of Asian descent in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic, encouraging Christians to fight against irrational responses to fear by recognizing God's image in all people. Racism and the Dying American Church Article by Joy Craun Article by Joy Craun Topics: Racism , Sin , Church Source: Missio Alliance The American church should confront, repent, and actively pursue ending racism. Joy Craun explains how unaddressed, pervasive racism is one of the reasons why American church is dying. Prayers in the Face of Racism Element of Worship by Fran Pratt Element of Worship by Fran Pratt Topics: Racism , Peace , Hatred , Violence Source: Global Worship "God, we are sad to see the stark truth of demons that remain among us: Hatred, bigotry, racism, and white supremacy." Prayers written by Fran Pratt and Kenneth Tanner in response to racist demonstrators in Charlottesville. Racism, Police Killings, and the Way Forward: A Pastoral Letter from a Black Man of Faith Article by Earl James Article by Earl James Topics: Racism , Murder , Justice , Blackness Source: Faithward Earl James, a Black man of faith, shares a pastoral letter on the way forward through racism. He reflects on the experience of being African-American, being an ally, police killings and use-of-force, and practical steps. Combating Racism Devotional by Roy Lloyd Devotional by Roy Lloyd Topics: Racism , Spirit , Spirituality , Healing Source: Day1 This brief reflection suggests that combating and ending racism is a sacred mission coming from our deepest and most profound values. To do so paves a path toward reclaiming the core of our human spirit. How Can White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism? Article by Carolyn B. Helsel 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. Avoiding Racism in Starting New Congregations Study Guide by Robert B. Kruschwitz Study Guide by Robert B. Kruschwitz Topics: Racism , Integration , Justice , Reconciliation Source: The Christian Reflection Project "How is our ethnocentrism—expressed in the homogeneous unit principle ... infecting the practice of starting new congregations in the United States?" A study guide about racism in the church, including discussion questions and liturgical elements. Citizenship in the Kingdom of God is the End of Racism Article by Efrem Smith Article by Efrem Smith Topics: Racism , Church , Reconciliation , Calling Source: Missio Alliance Reflecting on the Charlottesville attack and 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, Efrem Smith reminds us of our call to live as ambassadors of reconciliation declaring how racism is in no way representative of God's kingdom. Service of Lamentation for Racism Element of Worship by SueAnn Shiah Element of Worship by SueAnn Shiah Topics: Racism , Lament , Injustice , Worship Planning Source: Global Worship This blog post features a Service of Lamentation for Racism that includes songs, readings, and a corporate confession. Listed also are several other resources about racism and injustice for congregational use. Anti-Racism in the Renewing of Christian Worship Article 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. The State of Racism in America Sermon (Complete) by Katharine Jefferts Schori Sermon (Complete) by Katharine Jefferts Schori Topics: Racism , Justice , Diversity , Discipline Source: Day1 Starting with Revelation's vision (7:9, 13-17) of a diverse multitude of people, restored and at peace in God's presence, Katharine Jefferts Schori reflects on the continual challenge of vigilance in overcoming racism. The Cancer of Racism amid COVID-19 Article by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra Article by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra Topics: Racism Source: The Gospel Coalition In response to data that shows 3 in 10 American blaming Chinese people for the COVID-19 pandemic, this article implores the Christian church to show gospel-centered love in the stand against racism and hate crimes. U.S. Bishops Adopt New Anti-racism Letter, First in Almost 40 Years Article by Olga Segura 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. VBS Programs Address Racism, Pandemic in Virtual Setting Sermon Starter/Outline by Kevin Johnson Sermon Starter/Outline by Kevin Johnson Topics: Racism , Jonah , Ruth , Children Source: Discipleship Ministries During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, children's ministers have developed innovative ways to connect with children and grow disciples. This VBS resource offers a full curriculum and program to address both COVID-19 and racism. Everything I Know About Racism I Learned in the Church Sermon Illustration by Christena Cleveland Sermon Illustration by Christena Cleveland Topics: Racism , Church , Angel , Blackness Source: Missio Alliance Christena Cleveland relates several anecdotes from her experience that could serve as illustrations of how "the church continues to be a powerful agent of racism in our world." The Credibility of the [Monocultural] Church on Racism Article by Mark DeYmaz Article by Mark DeYmaz Topics: Racism , Church , Cultures , Reconciliation Source: Global Worship The American Church has virtually no credibility in the eyes of society when it comes addressing racism. Deep reconciliation must take place. Mark DeYmaz believes God may use race to heal the church. The Painful and Liberating Practice of Facing My Own Racism Article by Courtney E. Martin Article by Courtney E. Martin Topics: Racism , Shame Source: On Being Shame and defensiveness about racism are not the path to change. A columnist extends a challenge: to face the reality of deeply embedded racism directly, and to resolve to change the prejudices that remain. Christian Talk about the Sin of Racism Book Quote by William H. Willimon 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. Can the Church Reckon with Racism? Article by Mark Lockard Article by Mark Lockard Topics: Racism , Church , Oppression , Power Source: Ministry Matters In order to eradicate racism the Christian community must become proactive and provocative. As Jesus discomforts us with truths about the nature of power, we must discomfort our culture about privilege and racial oppression. Taking Responsibility for Racism Article by Drew G. I. Hart 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.

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