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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…

Of Faith and Fiction: Teaching W. E. B. Du Bois and Religion

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…

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,…

The Anti-Racism Activist That History Forgot

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

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…

The Conservation of Races by W.E.B. DuBois (Washington D.C., The Academy, 1897)

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

“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.

Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus

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 by Willie James Jennings (New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, c2010)

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, Versa, ca2007 reprint; Harvard U Press, 1995)

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)

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…

Cool Story: What does “cool” even mean in 2013?

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…

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…

Race: a theological account by J. Kameron Carter (Oxford, Oxford University Press, c2008)

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…

The Public Sphere and the Anti-Racism Legal Protections in Brazil

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…

When there is a knee on our necks, anger is an act of righteous resistance (Opinion)

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 LPTS: Message from Alton B. Pollard, III (Email)

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

TH 3223 Feminist and Womanist Ethics, (Prof. Pauw), Spring 2020, Louisville Seminary

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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TH 3663 Theologies of the Global South (Prof. Pauw & Prof. Kirkpatrick), Spring 2020, Louisville Seminary

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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What Can We Do In Times Of Crisis: Actions For Social Justice

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…

Race in the Prophets and Writings

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…

NT 4013 Evil, Suffering, and Death in the New Testament (Prof. Garrett), January 2020, Louisville Seminary

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…

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…

Diversity Style Guides for Journalists

"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…

"Pollution is Segregated" Says the Father of Environmental Justice (Videos)

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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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Anti-racism and Religion: Resources Recommended by Members of the Atlantis Discussion List

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…

Shrink the Ocean

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.

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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Racism and Anti-racism in Europe by Alana Lentin (London, Anne Arbor, Mich, Pluto Press, c2004)

A comparative political sociology of anti-racism in Europe, showing the various discourses within this movement. Book Reviews, Arranged in Reverse Chronological Order, i.e. most recent first 2006.  Youlanda M. Gibbons, Contemporary Sociology 35(6)…