We are starting a new sermon series on race, because we believe it is important for white Christians to learn and talk about race/racism. As we do this work, I encourage you to educate yourself by seeking out resources (books, podcasts, articles) by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). The resources below are a starting point. Moving forward, share what you’ve learned with other white people, push through the discomfort to engage in courageous conversations in your circles.
· I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
· How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
· When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
· Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
· Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
· So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
· Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris
· All My Relations hosted by two Native women, Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene
· Latinos Who Lunch discuss issues related to the intersectionality between queer, Latinx, and Spanglish voices hosted by FavyFav and Bavelito
· Self Evident: Asian America’s Stories hosted by Cathy Erway tackles today’s tough questions about identity, cultural change, and nationhood.
· The Stoop highlights Blackness by digging deeper into stories we don’t hear enough about by Leila Day and Hana Baba
· COVID-19: Pre-existing Disparities Exposed presented by Church & Society of the UMC
· A free 5 week series on Thursdays from May 21 to June 18 from 2:00-3:15pm
· To learn more and sign up please click here.