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Streamed live and organized by Oxford University Press, during the June 2020 protests globally in support of Black Lives Matter, three Pulitzer Prize winners Nikole Hannah-Jones, W. Caleb McDaniel, and Jeffrey C. Stewart discuss their award-winning…

Thesaurus of Occupations in the Field of Religion TROT.pdf
Thesaurus of Religious Occupational Terms (TROT) was Prepared by the Joint Taskforce on Best Practices in the Field of Religion and Approved by the Network Development and MARC Standards Office Library of Congress as standard, with the acronym TROT…

ColemanFinalFor2016ATLAProceedings.pdf
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 a…

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This article attempts to provide a theological assessment of multireligious identity, especially in the context of the Hindu-Christian encounters. The paper rests on recent post-colonialist literature on religion and assumes that the so-called…

The Wolf Shall Dwell With The Lamb : A Spirituality For Leadership In A Multicultural Community by Eric H. F. Law (St. Louis, Chalice Press, 1993). 131 p.

This report looks at the changing racial and ethnic diversity of the United States of America. It is part of a series that analyzes population and housing data collected from the 2010 Census and provides a snapshot of the population reporting…

24 pages. Data from the 2010 Census and Census 2000 present information on the population reporting more than one race and enable comparisons of this population from two major data points for the first time in U.S. decennial census history.1 Overall,…

After the Charleston AME church shooting, Anita Coleman felt called to start the Anti-racism Digital Library & Thesaurus.

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Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here at the dawning of the Twentieth Century. This meaning is not without interest to you, Gentle Reader; for the problem…

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SocialJusticePhraseGuide.pdf
The Advancement Project has partnered with The Opportunity Agenda to launch ‘Social Justice Phrase Guide.’ Summary from Advancement Project: Advancing a social justice agenda starts with being smart and deliberate in how we frame our discourse. The…

This study looked at how white antiracism activism is portrayed to children through one of the most popular literacy tools, the picture book. Both written text and images in children's literature can contribute to understandings of race, especially…

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…

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…

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…

The month of Ramadan is a time of peak TV consumption in the Arab world, and in turn, peak TV ad budgets. So the Kuwaiti telecom company Zain decided to make to the most of the holy season with a powerful three-minute musical spot urging Arabs to…

Can it be that a hobby makes a difference? That a passion for dance or raising pigeons or Shakespeare can help kids from poor families in Baltimore finish high school and get on track for a life better than the one they were born into?

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This is a review of three books by three different Bible scholars often referred to as the Duke theologians: . Kameron Carter's Race: A Theological Account (Oxford University Press, 2008); the Ameri­can Academy of Religion's Award for Excellence in…

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The Myth Of Equality | Is It A Moral Responsibility To Think About Privilege? By Ken Wystma

Ken Wystma is part of a fun experiment exploring what a classical education in college means for Christian Discipleship. This is a video of his talk…

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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…

JohnRandoplhTheLongHardFightA FreedomChronicleFinal.pdf
John Randolph documents his protest and march experiences in Louisville, KY, the summer of 2020. Using his Christian imagination, he meditates on the meaning of Jacob’s wrestling encounter with the Divine for our modern struggle. Despite the pain,…

Encouraging a focus on white identity is a dangerous approach for a country in which white supremacy has been a toxic force.

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In this short essay, featured in Time's Reasons to Celebrate America special issue, the writer Nguyen asserts the power of choice in the shaping of an American identity. He writes: I am an immigrant. I am also a human being, an American, a…

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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…

A new book "Hidden Figures" documents the lives and accomplishments of NASA’s black “human computers” whose work was at the heart of the country’s greatest battles and this is an article on Smithsonian.com about it. "As America stood on the brink of…

Author Interviews: NPR. All Things Considered. 6-min listen (audio file, which can also be listened or read as transcript). A White Face With A Forgotten African Family. 2012.…

History of the role of presbyteries in the PCUSA, UPCUSA, and PCUS.

Racial and economic inequality are the most pressing social issues of our time. In the last decade, we have seen the catastrophic economic impact of the Great Recession and an ensuing recovery that has bypassed millions of Americans, especially…

The Election of Barack Obama is just the most startling manifestation of a larger trend: the gradual erosion of “whiteness” as the touchstone of what it means to be American. If the end of white America is a cultural and demographic inevitability,…

It’s easy to think there are more things dividing than uniting people. But humans have much more in common with other nationalities than you'd think. Momondo asked 67 people from all over the world to take a DNA test, and it turns out they have much…

According to O'Neale, Simone Biles might be the best gymnast ever. But her hardest trick may have been tuning out issues of family and race. In doing so, the young Simone Biles is also emerging as a torchbearer, thought leader and inspiring role…

This is the text of a keynote lecture given at the conference The porous walls of Fortress Europe at Erasmus University in Rotterdam 19 November 2015, and at the Raster seminar ‘The politics of (anti)racism: perspectives on research and teaching’ at…

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The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World by Brian Bantum, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.  182 pages. (Theology for the People series) ISBN-10: 1506408885; ISBN-13: 978-1506408880Brian Bantum says that race is not merely an…

CuraCreato-EN.pdf
A beautifully illustrated 48 page guide that opens with the Canticle of Creatures. "The resource booklet which you are about to read is likewise an exhortation to be open to the world around us, to listen attentively to all those creatures who…

Williams discusses the color-blind theory of race. “The color-blind theory refers to racial neutrality. According to this view, the color of one’s skin does not matter because we live in a post-racial society—that is, a society that has moved beyond…

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

This is a translation of the original Afrikaans text of the confession as it was adopted by the synod of the Dutch Reformed Mission Church in South Africa in 1986. In 1994 the Dutch Reformed Mission Church and the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa…

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The Color of Success tells of the astonishing transformation of Asians in the United States from the "yellow peril" to "model minorities"--peoples distinct from the white majority but lauded as well-assimilated, upwardly mobile,…

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…

Try to picture a typical American. You're going to struggle.
In a collection of faces of all tints, hues, eye colours, and hair shades, renowned portrait artist Martin Schoeller has captured the nation's diversity. The headshots, set against a plain…

Article from the Pew Research Center discussing the varying ways in which the U.S. government has counted Americans over time. Racial categories, which have been included on every U.S. census since the first one in 1790, have changed from decade to…

This is a letter from the Rev. Dr. Jerry Tankersley, Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church to the Presbytery of Los Ranchos and the PC(USA) regarding his convictions about the Belhar Confession and why the church needs to adopt the Confession.

Race, the history of sociology, and the marginalized man – lessons from Aldon Morris’ book “The Scholar Denied”

When Justin Trudeau said ‘there is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada’, he was articulating a uniquely Canadian philosophy that some find bewildering, even reckless – but could represent a radical new model of nationhood.

The Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed: Developing a Multicultural Community Through Dialogue and Liturgy by Eric. H.F. Law (St. Louis: Chalice Press, c1996). 161 p.Subjects:Christianity and culture -- United States. Multiculturalism -- Religious…

This is a brief theological statement in simple confessional language that ordinary people can use about the most important beliefs that Presbyterians share with all Christians, and most especially with the Reformed tradition.

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…