The death of George Floyd has moved the discussion of racism up on our agenda. It has been a catalyst, even a reminder for some of us in the Church to pay attention to the injustice of racism. In response to some of the discussions that have come up a some individuals and organisations are giving free anti-racism resources for the church. Here are some of the ones we’re aware of:
Note: we don’t endorse or take a stance based on the resources we’re sharing with you. Our hope is to make you aware of what’s available. Use your discretion as you filter this through Scripture.
Where Do We Go From Here
This free (digital download) resource from Barna is from a study looking at racism in the past and present in the United States.
Barna says, “Whether it represents a starting point or simply a next step for your church, Where Do We Go from Here? is intended to bring context to important conversations and contribute to a broader understanding of race relations in our present moment.”
Based on Bryan Stevenson’s book with the same title, Just Mercy, the movie, is a based on the author’s true story.
Resources For Faithful Justice
As part of their initiative to ‘amplify voices of color’, IVPress are giving away a free book from a wide selection of books and authors. Use coupon code JUST20 at checkout.
*Note: this is available for a limited time, so take note before / at checkout.
This ChurchMag Podcast Episode
In case you haven’t already, listen to this podcast episode. Disclaimer: we’re not experts on the subject. This was our attempt to process and wrestle with how we, as individuals and the church, should or could engage with the racism.
From The Verge Network
The Verge Network has two resources I’d like to highlight:
Race In America
This Masterclass aims to give background, history and give practical guidance on what to do for racial justice.
Practical Steps To Racial Justice
The brief description of this course on the Verge website reads:
A practical guide to pursuing gospel-centered racial justice.
Racial Justice Series
This is a series of conversations, talks and panel discussions put together by the Verge team over the last few years. Though some may be from a few years ago, the discussions are still relevant.
See the collection of these talks and discussions here, or the YouTube playlist below.
From Lausanne Movement
Over the years, the Lausanne Movement has developed some resources, and from them they’ve curated it all in one place. There are series of talks, articles and declarations that you might find helpful.
These are only a few. Are there any other free anti-racism resources for the church you’re aware of? Please share in the comments below.