We Stand Against Racism

Our Church leadership decided to witness, to our community and to our Black Brothers and Sisters in Christ, their value to us. Please watch the video below, join us in prayer, and utilize the anti-racism resources provided below as we step into the breach to love well, to be peace-makers and justice-seekers.

Anti-Racism Resources

Books

How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram Kendi

Trouble I’ve Seen:  Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew Hart

Letters Across the Divide:  Two Friends Explore Racism, Friendship and Faith by David Anderson and Brent Zuercher

Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing by Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice

Dream:  The Words and Inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace: The Words and Inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi

Believe:  The Words and Inspiration of Desmond Tutu

Grace Matters: A Memoir of Faith, Friendship, and Hope in the Heart of the South by Chris Rice

Children’s Books

The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights by Carole Boston Weatherford

I Have a Dream: An Illustrated Edition

A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée

Can I Touch Your Hair? by Irene Latham and Charles Waters

Separate Is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh

Movies

The Long Shadow

Just Mercy

When They See Us

Selma

Articles & Websites

Baltimore-Washington Conference of the UMC (BWCUMC) – We Rise United resources

BWCUMC – Commit to Becoming an Anti-Racist Church

UMC Global Board of Church and Society on Peace with Justice

National Museum of African American History and Culture – Talking About Race

The Bible Project – What Is Biblical Justice?

Christianity Today series on Biblical Justice

Centre for Justice and Reconciliation – Restorative Justice Bible Studies

Albert Einstein Institution’s 198 Non-Violent Actions

Beyond Non-Violence Toward Active Peacemaking

Raw Tools – Forging Peace-Disarming Hearts

Henry David Thoreau on Civil Disobedience

The Black Manifesto at Riverside Church, May 1969

Racial Equity Tools

The Difference between Being “Not Racist” and Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Six Ways to Be Antiracist, Because Being ‘Not Racist’ Isn’t Enough

99 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Anti-Black Spiritual Formation by Erna Kim Hackett

Mennonite USA Article 22. Peace, Justice, And Nonresistance

Videos