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After the Election

The 2020 election is just days away. The CRG has provided resources to keep congregations informed of how they can navigate the stresses of dealing with contentious politics in and around their communities. But what about after the election? What about the possible conflicts that may arise as a result of the election? 

Auburn Seminary hosted a multi-faith conversation entitled, “Faith Leaders Call for Moral Courage Now” with Auburn President, Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, along with Dr. Keisha McKenzie and Dr. Sharon Groves from Auburn’s program team, in conversation with Auburn Senior Fellows Stosh Cotler (CEO, Bend the Arc) and Rev. Brian McLaren (Activist and Public Theologian).

Watch as these five faith and justice leaders discuss how they prepared for the 2020 election and for its possible aftermath. What will our responses communicate to the world about who we are? How will we leverage the outcome of the election to build a better world? Will relationships and trust really help create change and if so, how can our congregation do the work

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So You Want to Talk About Race
As a first step to address racism, this straightforward book shares the language of racism and ways to have productive conversations.
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True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality
This documentary follows a lawyer's journey to condemn the U.S. criminal justice system for perpetuating systemic racism. The film explores the intertwined histories of slavery, lynching, segregation, and mass incarceration.
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StartCHURCH
This organization gives church planters resources to address the organizational, administrative, and legal matters that come with starting a new church.
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The Academy for Spiritual Formation
This organization hosts a 5-day and 2-year training program focused on spiritual formation, practicing spiritual rhythms, and building a deeper relationship with God.
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10 Ways to Appropriately Respond to Racially-Fueled Events
This workshop shares 10 ways faith leaders can process and respond to racially fueled violence like police shootings.
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Braver Angels
This organization helps Americans seek understanding across red and blue political lines, aiming to dissolve political stereotypes and prevent hatred from political disagreements.
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Another Day's Journey: Black Churches Confronting the American Crisis
This book outlines forms of political-theological orientation in the Black church. Then the author suggests how to mobilize interfaith coalitions that promote "poverty alleviation, racial reconciliation and religious tolerance."
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Empty Houses: A Pastoral Approach to Congregational Closures
Written for clergy and lay leaders who are considering closing their doors, this resource offers an adaptable decision making process and steps towards providing closure.
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Jesus Wept: When Faith & Depression Meet
This resource uses real-life stories to shed light on the harmful assumptions surrounding depression while addressing real life issues like worry, numbness, despair, and relational difficulties.
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