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Keeping an Anti-Racism Focus

As 2021 unfolds, events in the public arena once again demonstrate the dehumanizing reality of racism.  

The existence of racism is a grievous fact. For people of color, racism is pervasive.  This pervasiveness is evident in every aspect of life, including the life of congregations.  

Yet, congregations of color represent resilient strength with robust voices and true hearts. The Center for Congregations learns each time testimonies and stories of such strength are shared.  

Many white congregations are seeking resources about anti-racism. There is the desire to listen, learn and become allies. The Center is committed to connecting congregations to resources that will support learning journeys leading to a more just world.   

Here is a link to additional anti-racism resources.  You will find even more as you search the CRG.   

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Inside Out Families: Living the Faith Together
Based on interviews of numerous families, this book provides ideas for engaging family ministry.
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10 Back-to-School Outreach Ideas for Your Church
This article lists several back-to-school activities that engage both the congregation and their community.
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48 Older Adult Ministry Ideas
This article gives an extensive list of ideas for activities and projects for an older adult ministry.
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4 Low-Cost Summer Program Ideas for Families
This article details creative activity ideas for children, teens, young adults, families, and intergenerational groups.
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Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate
This easy-to-read book clarifies the complexities of immigration and provides biblical context for Christians to love their neighbors.
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Nice White Parents
This 5-episode series reports racial injustices in school systems and how parents contribute to inequalities.
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Racial Diversity in a Changing Harlem Congregation
This video by PBS details the changes and growth of First Corinthian Church in Harlem, New York.
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Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC)
This organization offers hands-on training clinics and onsite consulting for nonviolent conflict resolution and transformation.
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COVID-19 Congregational Study
The findings of this national survey provide insight into how the pandemic has effected giving, budgets, and future congregational plans.
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The Congregational Resource Guide

The CRG (Congregation Resource Guide) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right resources to address their unique challenges and needs. Funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., the Center for Congregations was founded in 1997 to help Indiana congregations address their needs through resource consulting, educational events and grants.
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