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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…

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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…

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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+…

DevotionalReflectionOnRaceRacismCulture.pdf
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…

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,…

PaulKivelTheCostsofRacism.pdf
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…

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…

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…

Excerpt: For years, many people—including nearly all of Du Bois’s biographers—assumed that his critical comments toward Christianity coupled with a membership in the Communist Party, U.S.A. meant that he was agnostic or an atheist. However, one of Du…

"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 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…

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,…

In the Jim Crow era, an African-American newspaper owner - Nick Chiles - made a biblical case against racism.

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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McCutchanRedemptiveTheologyandWhiteRacism.pdf
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…

Full text available at Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31254

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.

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Text of the Address by Dr. Anita S. Coleman at her Faculty Installation, 167th Spring Convocation of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Louisville, KY, USA - 4 February 2021.

9 pages and includes References.

Topics: Transformation…

Syllabus Subtitile: How can we help students understand George Floyd's death in the context of institutionalized racism?Introduction: The United States has seen escalating protests over the past week, following the death of George Floyd while in…

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The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. Willie James Jennings. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010. 366pp. $35.00. ISBN: 978-0-300-15211-1.  Why has Christianity, a religion premised upon neighbourly love, failed in its…

The Black Atlantic : modernity and double consciousness by Paul Gilroy (London, Verso, ca2007 reprint;  Harvard University Press, 1995, ISBN 9780674076068, 280 pages).Paul Gilroy holds the Anthony Giddens Professorship in Social Theory at the London…

Against race : imagining political culture beyond the color line by Paul Gilroy (Cambridge MA : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2001). 416 p.After all the “progress” made since World War II in matters pertaining to race, why are we…

Maya Angelou lived life after life in her 86 years. She was an author, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist. However, she will probably be remembered most for…

In this book, Thandeka explores the politics of the white experience in America. Tracing the links between religion, class, and race, she reveals the child abuse, ethnic conflicts, class exploitation, poor self-esteem, and a general feeling of…

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8 pages. The Rev. Dr. Thandeka critiques the anti-racism stance of her denomination, Unitarian Universalists, whereby all white people are demonized as racists. She suggests that love and healing offer more sustainable anti-racism.

Part 1 of a monthlong series on the history and future of cool. Excerpt: Cool has come a long way, literally. In a 1973 essay called “An Aesthetic of the Cool,” art historian Robert Farris Thompson traced the concept to the West African Yoruba idea…

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…

From the website: South Asians and African Americans have been standing up for each other for over a century. These are the histories we were never taught. By Anirvan Chatterjee (@anirvan) of the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour.…

"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…

xiv, 489 p. ; 25 cm. Contents: AcknowledgementsPrologue: the argument at a glance -- Prelude on Christology and race: Irenaeus as anti-gnostic intellectual Part I. Dramatizing Race: A Theological Account of Modernity: -- 1. The drama of race: toward…

Machado, Marta and Melo, Rurion S. and Silva, Felipe, The Public Sphere and the Anti-Racism Legal Protections in Brazil (April 15, 2008). Open access article available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1121021 or…

A response to the nationwide protests about the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and uncountable others. The Rev. Dr. Alton Pollard, III is the President of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Opinion Published in the…

A letter to the beloved community on 2 June, 2020 after a weekend of national protests, curfews (Including Louisville, KY).

This is the course syllabus for Prof. Amy Plantinga Pauw's TH 3223 Feminist and Womanist Ethics, taught during Spring 2020.Course description: This course will focus on the writings of contemporary womanist ethicists. These will be complemented by…

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This is the course syllabus for Professor Amy Plantinga Pauw and Professor Clifton Kirkpatrick's TH 3663 Theologies of the Global South, taught during Spring 2020.Course description: This course will examine recent theologies coming from Latin…

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Professor Debra Mumford's email to the LPTS community encouraging prayer and meaningful action using the Padlet and describing its use so indivdual action can make a collective impact and transformation.  Very often during times of crisis we wonder…

This is an invited submission to Oxford Biblical Studies Online by Justin Reed, submitted February 2020. Exploring concepts in the Biblical texts of the Prophets and Writings, Reed discusses how the biblical texts intersect with some aspect of…

This is the course website for Prof. Susan Garrett's NT 4013 Evil, Suffering, and Death in the New Testament, taught during J-Term 2020. J-Term is an intensive 2-week, all-day classes term of study for D.Min students. Course description: In this…

23 mins. podcast (audio) from NPR CodeSwitch. The evolution of a nickname for a certain type of white woman. Here's an excerpt: "When I was growing up in the 1950s and '60s, Karen was a name that was everywhere — but in a different way than it is…

A personal story that illustrates what is environmental racism. NRDC’s Dawone Robinson discusses how social, political, and economic inequities lead to environmental injustice.

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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…

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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FarleyWendyCompanionsTalk2020.pdf
This is the text of a talk given by Dr. Wendy Farley at the Companions on the Inner Way Retreat, August 2020. 17 pages unnumbered. 5,146 words. Full Title: "Arise My Fair One:” Thoughts on Radical Compassion and Contemplation In the Work Against…

50YearsofBleedingMusaEcumenicalReview.pdf
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…

"Should news outlets capitalize the word Black? Is it preferable to refer to someone as a person with autism, or as an autistic person? Should you explain the use of unconventional personal pronouns in stories? When do you use the term Indigenous and…

18 min. video.

The United States of America is segregated, and so is pollution. These words come from the so-called "father of environmental justice," Robert Bullard. As a sociologist in the 1970s, he shone a light on the fact that minority…

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This is a shared Google doc listing of the resources contributed by members of the ATLANTIS Discussion List, in response to Megan Welsh's call for anti-racism books and information resources. Currently, Megan has the spreadsheet set so anyone with…

In conversations about racial equity, Adrian Baker describes why 'shrink the ocean' is a better metaphor and powerfully action-oriented vision than building bridges for achieving equity, full inclusion, and justice.

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…