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Resources for a Church that Wants to Fight for Black Lives
This guide helps congregations educate themselves about systemic racism and move toward racial justice.
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The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism
This book and accompanying DVD calls for honest reflection and urgent steps to undo racist systems within the church.
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Racism

The always present reality of racism has revealed itself again through recent, senseless deaths. Racism is abhorrent. In the United States, racism is a cruel epidemic. It steals the breath of Black People and other people of color. Center for Congregations board member Dr. Alton Pollard recently commented, "The experience of Black America extends beyond death. Social death is no less real from disparities and inequities to disease and all manner of injustice." Racism has no place in our communities of faith.

There are excellent resources for courageous conversations about race. Congregations seeking an anti-racist journey are invited to explore this collection from Center president Tim Shapiro. We want to know your experience using these resources and on each you’ll see a box to tell us what you think. Also, feel free to suggest others that you find helpful. 

 

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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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Racial Reconciliation and Systemic Racism
This resource hub educates congregations about racial justice from a faith perspective.
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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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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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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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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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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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Racialized Trauma Course
This online course explains racialized trauma that stays in the body, especially as it relates to Black people, White people, police, and communities.
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