A lovely piece at Duke’s Faith and Leadership blog about indigenous storytelling as a primary epistemological conviction.
Here’s a lovely short TED talk by two young women that helps to connect personal stories to larger systemic issues around racism.
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 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.
The Guardian has a powerful collection of essays they’ve collected over the past year which explore race — and particularly racism — in America.
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).