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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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The Womanist Preacher: Proclaiming Womanist Rhetoric from the Pulpit
This book analyzes sermons to explore how preaching makes womanist thought viable in the Black Church.
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Christian Education in the African American Church: A Guide for Teaching Truth
This book focuses on providing a Christian education for African Americans, equipping congregations with an educational strategy in addition to insight on learning styles, developmental stages in learners, and curriculum.
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Love God, Love Your Neighbor
This article describes the story of Calvary Baptist Church in D.C., which implemented new ministries and partnerships to rise from decline.
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ULEAD
This organization helps facilitate leadership skills through engaging activities and ropes courses.
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The African American Lectionary
This website is a key online resource, particularly formed for an African American audience, for clergy that follow the lectionary.
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Festival of Homiletics
This conference offers extensive workshop options, speakers, and lectures focused on examining and celebrating the practices of preaching and worship.
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"Bleak picture" for Mentally Ill: 80% are Jobless
This news article is part of a series that explores the state of the mentally ill in America.
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A New State of Mind - Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness
This hour-long documentary details the stories of everyday people while breaking through the silence, shame, and stigma related to mental illness.
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Ending Well
This article outlines concrete, practical steps to follow for a church that has decided to close.
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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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