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 Article 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 Article 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. Racism, Police Killings, and the Way Forward: A Pastoral Letter from a Black Man of Faith Article Article 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. Prayers in the Face of Racism Element of Worship Element of Worship 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. Avoiding Racism in Starting New Congregations Study Guide Study Guide 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. Combating Racism Devotional Devotional 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. 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) Sermon (Complete) 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. Citizenship in the Kingdom of God is the End of Racism Article Article 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. How Can White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism? Article Article 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. The Cancer of Racism amid COVID-19 Article Article 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 Article 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. Christian Talk about the Sin of Racism Book Quote Book Quote 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 Article 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. The Credibility of the [Monocultural] Church on Racism Article Article 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. Service of Lamentation for Racism Element of Worship Element of Worship 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. VBS Programs Address Racism, Pandemic in Virtual Setting Sermon Starter/Outline Sermon Starter/Outline 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. Sin, Racism, and Privilege Article Article Topics: Racism , Sin , Persons Source: The Twelve Total depravity can make humans feel like worms, but somehow it always worms its way out of conversations around racism. Frequently we dismiss that theological grounding to a conversation which continues to dominate politics. The Painful and Liberating Practice of Facing My Own Racism Article Article 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. A Prayer of Repentance from Racism Element of Worship Element of Worship Topics: Racism , Prayer , Repentance , Sin Source: Global Worship Mark Young offers a litany of repentance from racism.

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