Becoming an Anti-racist Church: Journeying Toward Wholeness

by Joseph Barndt. Fortress Press, March 2011.

This powerful book explains racism in the American church and outlines practical strategies to become an anti-racist congregation.


the history of racism in American churches, levels of institutionalized racism, reflection questions, how to assess racism in your church, phases to dismantle racism, examples

Best For

congregations planning to dismantle racism


purchase as book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Move toward becoming an anti-racist congregation by using the assessment and suggested phases.
  • Dismantle racist structures in your congregation by following suggestions in five areas: personnel, programs and services, members and community, organizational structure, and mission and identity.

About the Contributor

McKenzie Scott Lewis

McKenzie Scott Lewis is the director of the Center's northwest office in Crown Point and serves congregations in the northwest portion of the state. A Baptist minister, writer and educator, McKenzie brings energy and experience to engage listeners from all walks of life.

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