Resources

Learning

Resources to help you learn about racism, white privilege and more.

–Resource List for Ongoing Work Toward Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Reconciliation (Missional Church Committee)

Mennonite Church USA statement on racial injustice

–Mennonite Church USA Webinar on Race, Church and Change

— Expanding Our Witness: Equipping Ministry for Anti-Racist Change Webinar from MennoMedia

View at: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1599446280218838 

or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfjEvv4M5FY&feature=youtu.be&utm_content=53a40adfe6bc322a09f743dce2f13f6a&utm_campaign=Expanding%20Our%20Witness%3A%20Recording%20Information&utm_source=Robly.com&utm_medium=email

We need to engage in more costly peacemaking (Glen Guyton)

Conference Response to Racial Injustice (Doug Luginbill)

— Donkeys and Stones (Doug Luginbill)

— Ann Jacobs Video: Ain’t I a Woman – Reflections on race, gender and the wholeness of God (Mennonite Mission Network)

 Lufuarn Harvey Video: African American Spirituals – Reminiscing through story and song  (Mennonite Mission Network)

— Will LaVeist: Steadfast and Immovable: King, Harding and “Beyond Vietnam” (Mennonite Mission Network)

Trouble I’ve Seen a book from Herald Press by Drew Hart and a free study guide

Episodes on Race and Healing from On Being, the NPR podcast with Krista Tippett

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Poor People’s Campaign

Good intentions are not enough by Paul Gorski and contributed by Doug Luginbill

–This one-hour free resource focuses on Racialized Trauma describes the basic elements of trauma and why understanding historical racialized trauma is important for today.

https://culturalsomaticsuniversity.thinkific.com

Worship

Resources that can be used in congregational worship.

Prayers of Lament: Responding to the violence of racism (MC USA)

–Joni Sancken was recorded in a Zoom interview with the UMC bishop for this jurisdiction, talking about prophetic preaching and the challenges of preaching in this season.

Exodus Preaching: Crafting Sermons about Justice and Hope by Kenyetta R Gilbert

Acting Together

Resources to help us translate our belief into action

–Resource List for Ongoing Work Toward Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Reconciliation (Missional Church Committee)

–Three Provocations  (Missional Church Committee)

–https://issuu.com/nlc.sf.2014/docs/beyondthestreets_final Some ideas of how to participate in justice activities and demonstrations/protests when you can’t be on the streets (contributed by Isaac Villegas)

–Resolution: A call to greater faithfulness in our witness for peace  (Hively Avenue Mennonite Church)

Justice in June

Petition for racial justice (Faith in Action)

Justice fund, policing and protesting (Iris de Leon-Hartshorn, Mennonite Church USA)

Families and Children

 

(from MC USA Faith Formation website)

Here’s a whole page of anti-racism resources from Forming Faithful Families

EmbraceRace.org, resources for parents raising children in a world where race matters.

It’s Never Too Early to Talk About Race from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice from Teaching Tolerance

Talking to Young Children About Bias and Prejudice from ADL

Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News from Child Mind Institute.

​How white parents can talk to their kids about race, a Life Kit podcast from NPR

A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice from CultofPedagogy.com

​How to talk to your children about protests and racism, an article from CNN

FacingHistory.org, helping students to learn to stop hatred and bigotry

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