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For All That Is Good and Holy: Reclaiming Religion for the Black and Latinx Victims of the #PulseOrlando Massacre

Elizabeth Pérez, assistant professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa-Barbara, notes that "Information is just beginning to emerge about their trajectories as parishioners, converts, and clergy members. Photographs and…

A Bystander’s Guide to Standing up Against Islamophobic Harassment (and Other Types of Harassment, Too)

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A Paris-based illustrator and filmmaker who goes by the handle Maeril on Tumblr has posted a short and helpful illustrated how-to guide (1-page) for bystanders who want to step in and help someone experiencing Islamophobic harassment in a public…

How to support minorities during a wave of hate crimes

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Maeril, a Paris-based illustrator, film-maker and the creator of this guide writes: Following the model of my first guide about how to help when witnessing Islamophobia, here is a guide on how to be an ally to minorities in general: POCs, LGBTQIA+…

A Devotional Reflection on Race and Culture

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This is a short prayer guide by On Earth Peace, a non-profit organization (faith tradition of the Church of the Brethren, one of the historic peace churches).

Summary from the Guide: This prayer guide can be used individually or by a small…

Christian Hegemony (website)

Kivel defines Christian hegemony as the everyday, systematic set of Christian values, individuals and institutions that dominate all aspects of US society. Nothing is unaffected.

This website is part of a larger project to help people recognize,…

The Costs of Racism to White People

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Paul Kivel presents briefly "the costs of racism to white people are devastating, especially to those of us without the money and power to buffer their effects." Includes a Costs of Racism to White People Checklist
to helps examine the costs of…

Racial Justice Bibliography

A work of the Racial Justice Collaborative in Theological Education. These are print resources compiled by theological educators for use in a variety of faith community settings. The educators working on this bibliography come from multiple…

Memo to White Feminists: It's Our Job to Dismantle White Supremacy - Now

We say we are horrified by racism, but we aren’t doing nearly enough to end it. Often, we even contribute to it. This article discusses the importance of dismantling white supremacy, specifies 8 different ways in which individuals can begin this…

Race Matters by Dr. Cornell West: Jessie and Jan Dantz Lecture Series, University of Washington, Seattle (Videos)

"When will you grow up?" West asks the United States of America, "Race is a litmus test, not just for justice. It is a litmus test for maturity. ... Our imagination when it comes to race is so eviscerated."

Drawing from his bestseller book Race…

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The Four Hijabs (Videos)

The Four Hijabs is an animated short film that uses an Arab-Feminist lens to explore the multiple meanings of four hijabs mentioned in 16 Quranic verses. The goal is to help American Muslims construct an anti-racist identity that does not oppress or…

Talking to Kids About Racism and Justice: a list for parents, caregivers & educators (Oakland Public Library, Listen, Learn, Participate: a #BlackLivesMatter Resource Series)

This is a list with brief but helpful descriptions of children's books on race and justice arranged by reading level (Babies and toddlers, Pre-K-2nd, 3rd-6th, 7th and up), articles (some with teacher and parent perspectives), videos and multimedia,…

A Parent's Role in Cultivating Healthy Black Kids (Videos)

You might remember Lacey Schwartz from a clip from Little White Lie, a documentary about her childhood spent believing she was white. Now, Schwartz is on other side of her journey of uncovering her racial identity—married to a black man and raising…

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Redemptive Theology and White Racism

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In this paper, Rev. Dr. Stephen McCutchan, a retired PC(USA) pastor and author, asserts that predominantly white congregations have been infected by a cancer of racism that infuses their life and distorts their experience of the Gospel as they…

“A Sharp White Background”: Towards an Intersectional Church

Zora Neale Hurston's famous line " “I do not always feel colored…I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background" is used as a starting point to explore what it means to be white in America.

So You Want to Fight White Supremacy

The violent and deadly system of white supremacy is defined: White supremacy is not just about hateful actions of individuals or groups of individuals. It is a system that puts the belief that white people are superior to others into practice and is…

White Flour (Website)

"When you're fighting hatred, hatred's not the thing to use. " White Flour is a masterful retelling and poetic recounting of the Coup Clutz Clowns real-life, humor-filled action against a hate group's march (real-life event on May 26, 2007 when…

Jesus is woke and we should be too

On Scripture - The Bible produces weekly multimedia resources on a number of social issues that are a unique combination of Christian Scripture, video, and Bible commentary. Released in the week after the Charlottesville weekend white supremacy…

Project Implicit

This is the website of Project Implicit, a non-profit organization, founded by three university scientists in 1998. The website features a large number of Implicit Association Tests (IAT) that users can take about one's own social attitudes towards…

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Fifty Years of Bleeding: A Storytelling Feminist Reading of Mark 5: 24-43

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This paper is based on three texts: (1) an African oral tale of a young girl who is buried by her friends but sings out from her grave, telling her story; (2) a biblical tale of a bleeding woman (Mark 5:35-43) who had visited many physicians until…

Who Gets To Be 'Hapa'?

As the term, 'Hapa' which means 'part' grows in popularity, so does debate over how it should be used. Hapa, the author notes, is claimed by many multi-racial Asian Americans but it is also claimed by a growing sovereignty movement in Hawaii. So for…

Baltimore Teens Find A Path Away From Violence Through Identity Projects

Ofori-Atta reports on a pair of sociologists who explain how nurturing kids' passions — whether for anime, customizing cars, or raising pigeons — has the power to reduce illegal behaviors.

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Know Your People

Knowing your people entails developing a robust vocabulary and historical understanding of race, gender and other identity markers -- and these resources will help, writes Alaina Kleinbeck, the director of the Duke Youth Academy. Includes a list of…

Alana Lentin's Blog and Website

This is the blog and website of Dr. Alana Lentin, a political sociologist and social theorist who works on the critical theorisation of race, racism and anti-racism. Lentin is also the author of Racism and Anti-racism in Europe (2004, Pluto Press)…

How Apps and Other Online Tools are Challenging Racist Attacks

This blog post describes how people are increasingly using online spaces and digital tools such as anti-racism apps to strategise, challenge racist views and strengthen anti-racist solidarity.

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François Hollande's misguided move: taking 'race' out of the constitution.

In this opinion piece in The Guardian anti-racism scholars Alana Lentin and Valerie Amieux discuss why not talking about races does not lead naturally to the demise of 'race thinking' but instead just obscures the persistent inequalities. "What makes…

Anti-racism (Videos)

Anti-racism scholar Alana Lentin's lecture on anti-racism; what it is, history, relation to institutional and structural racism (state racism) and the importance of studying anti-racism.

Antiracism Postrace? (Videos)

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Anti-racism scholar Alana Lentin argues that postracialism is a simplistic misappropriation of the call to work to the end of race/racism since it does not believe that structures and strictures of race don't exist. Racism has come to mean everything…

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More than enough: Embracing multiple identities

Alanna Aiko Moore, Interim Assistant Department Head for Information Services and User Education and Librarian for Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies for the Social Science and Humanities Library, University of California, San Diego, shares a…

Why do some poor kids thrive?

Researchers tracked hundreds of students in Baltimore to find out what top achievers had that others didn’t and they found this: "kids who found what researchers call an “identity project,” essentially a passion or hobby that helped motivate…

Reflections on cultural humility

Given the complexity of multiculturalism, it is beneficial to understand cultural competency as a process rather than an end product. In Children, Youth and Families News, August 2013. CYF News is the newsletter for the Children, Youth and Families…

Race: Why are we so different? (Videos)

It turns out that all the visible differences contribute to less that .1 percent! This is a short video produced by The American Anthropological Association (AAA) to encourage meaningful discussion about race. Race is a short with a long history in…

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Comfort Women = Sex Slaves #CSW60

A photo record of Ecumenical Women at CSW60 (March 16, 2016) learning to witness to the truth of 'comfort women.'

Prince's Slave, Piccard's Solar Impulse and Beyonce's Lemonade (Videos)

What popular culture can teach us about individual faith and the Christian church; Includes a quick video.

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Seeing beyond race: A mother's prayer for her son and her church

A short blog post that weaves personal stories with bible attempts to construct race, often foiled by God, and argues that there is nothing God-honoring about race. The church is called to the task for creating alternative language that reflects the…

The Racial Imagination and Categorization (Basics)

This is the first in a series of adult group Bible studies exploring The Racial Imagination and Categorization., A handout used for a seminar style 1-hr discussion. It introduces two verses from the Christian Bible, the classical view of categories…

The Racial Imagination and Categorization: Christian Culture and Identity

This is the third in a series of studies at an adult Bible study group on the topic of the Christian/Racial Imagination and Categorization. Use this handout to reflect on current perceptions of Jesus' skin color, and contrast it with the biblical…

The Modern Racial Imagination, Categorization and Identity

This is the second in a series of adult Bible studies that explored The Racial Imagination and Categorization. This handout was used by the group to discuss the cultural, national and ethnic aspects of identity as Americans and as followers of Jesus…

Building an Inclusive, Caring Community: Unveiling Perception and the Christian Identity

Handout from Forum 1 on Anti-racism, Presbyterian Women of the Synod Summer Conference, Chapman University July 2016. Contents include: brief definitions of racism and anti-racism, including distinctions between the new and the old forms of both;…

Reclaiming Ourselves: Seeing, Naming, and Communing as the Creation of the Imago Dei (Workshop on Anti-racism: Handout #1 Seeing, Naming and Communing Using the Lens of Christ; Handout #2 The Vocabulary of Anti-racism /Anti-racism Digital Library )

Two handouts from the Workshop on Anti-racism, Presbyterian Women of the Synod Summer Conference, Chapman University July 2016. Contents include: A working definition of 'anti-racism,' a vocabulary based on identity in Christ, and an invitation to…

Seeing with the Spirit

My faith story: how I chased knowledge, became de-churched, read the Gita, and found Jesus again

Theology, Race, and Libraries

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Recent theological research into the origin of race and the presence of structural racism in library systems of knowledge organization are investigated in order to create a new “antiracism” vocabulary. Since such a vocabulary is best served with…

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