This morning the NYTimes published an essay John Lewis wrote to be shared on the day of his funeral (which is today).
Read it. Please.
We continue to lament the ever increasing rise of police violence in the US. This project visualizes the names of more than 28,000 fatal encounters with police nationwide.
Many people in Catholic and Episcopal settings are familiar with the practices of a “way of the cross.” Here is a powerful interpretation of that practice, as seen through the experiences of people seeking asylum.
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about whether white people should be thinking of themselves as allies in the struggle for racial justice, or perhaps instead as accomplices, opening up spaces. Whatever your answer to that question you might find this guide to allyship useful. Buried in its massive set of links is this guide from the film company Bad Robot, to dismantling white supremacy in the workplace.
On June 17th, 2020, at 11:00 am central time, the AME and the ELCA will hold a liturgy in commemoration of the Emanuel 9, killed five years ago in Charleston, South Caroline. That liturgy will remain available following its premiere.
Too much has been happening the last few days to report it all here. But one resource that is worth reminding people about is The Marshall Project, which is focused on transforming our criminal justice system. They have created a series of short videos where people witness to their interactions with the system. It’s a great place to start from if you are working with people who have no idea how destructive and racist our systems are.
As this pandemic unfolds, it’s clear that the disease is not an equalizer. We’re still learning, but here is some initial data on COVID-19 and race.
Here’s another great list of books to add to your library — either your public library (if they don’t already have them), your religious institution’s library, and your home library. Let’s support these authors and illustrators as we also lift up Latinx communities.
I’m not sure where to put this, but I don’t want to lose this page of research articles that cluster around questions of political opinion, sanctuary, and other issues in a Trumpian world.