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16 Resources
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Race and Faith: Building Our Community
This recorded series explores racism and how faith leaders can be part of the solution in their communities.
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For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies
This article offers practical steps to support people of color and racial justice.
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Shabbat Tzedek: Celebrating Racial Justice
This resource hub helps congregations understand racism and disparities. Then it offers worship tools and information on justice reform.
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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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Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community
This resource presents the testimony of young activists and local clergy who joined forces in the wake of Ferguson, illustrating examples of moral influence and personal courage.
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How to Have Helpful Conversations About Race in the Church: An Anti-Racism Resource
This 11-page guide offers a process and tools to engage in important conversations regarding race.
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I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
This book illuminates how White Christianity contributes to racial hostility, how God works in a complex social fabric, and the importance of blackness and justice.
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White Privilege: Let's Talk - A Resource for Transformational Dialogue
The United Church of Christ offers a free, downloadable curriculum for White faith communities wishing to "engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race” and privilege.
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Christians and Racial Justice: A Discussion Guide
This four-part guide educates about the original sin of America - racism - and invites congregations to reflect. Then it encourages discussion about the church’ s work in racial reconciliation.
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Self-Care in Times of Social Tension
This pastoral letter provides hope and self-care ideas for when the trauma of racism becomes too much to bear.
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Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
BEAM provides emotional health care, resources, and healing for Black communities.
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Faith in Action
This national faith-based organization mobilizes diverse faith leaders to advocate for justice.
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How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon
In this webinar Dr. Frank Thomas shares how to preach and promote justice with moral imagination.
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To Serve This Present Age: Social Justice Ministries in the Black Church
This practical guide for the Black Church provides a model for social justice ministries. The book includes examples, justice strategies, community asset mapping, and communication essentials.
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Ways Your Congregation Can Act Now for Racial Justice
This article lists 10 clear ways to actively support racial justice. It also links to further resources.
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Alternatives to Calling the Police
This resource page unpacks why a congregation might call police and highlights alternatives that are less harmful to people of color.
About the Contributor
Contributor
Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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