Here’s a useful piece exploring how to engage white people in dialogue about racism, if you yourself are a white person who’s gotten frustrated by lack of authentic engagement.
Try to remember that the goal is dialogue and transformation, not debate.
Here’s a thoughtful reflection on the recent USCCB pastoral letter on racism, by Daniel Horan, professor at the Catholic Theological Union.
Here is a rich set of videos, podcasts, and other resources archived from the Culture/Shift 2018 conference.
There is an upwelling of scholarship recently offering new insights into the depth and pervasive nature of slavery. Here’s a brief visualization that makes clear the enormous number of ships that carried people from the African continent to the Americas.
More and more of us are finding ways to acknowledge the land upon which we meet, when we are beginning events. Here’s a lengthy explanation of why, with a handbook for doing so. And here’s a good set of reminders not to turn it into a “checkbox.” Here’s one other good resource on the practice, and an editorial critiquing some of the ways in which it has been done.
Here’s a lovely essay and long bibliography introducing a number of Asian women theologians.
I know we’ve shared out this link before, many times, but I think you can never visit it enough. World Trust continues to update their page, and the racial equity tools found here are particularly useful for educators.
The Guardian has a powerful collection of essays they’ve collected over the past year which explore race — and particularly racism — in America.
The American Academy of Religion has a regular newsletter which reflects on issues of teaching. This month’s issue was focused on “teaching religion as anti-racism education.”
Here we are again. With one person carrying hate and vitriol — and a semi-automatic weapon –into a community of faith and gunning down 11 people.
Once again, no words can adequately convey the horror, anguish, anger, and grief that arise. Turn to past posts here for dozens of resources for communities in pain. And then get out and vote in the mid-term elections next week.
As statements emerge I will post them here (please send them if you know of some).