Becoming the Beloved Community: Racial Reconciliation
"The 78th General Convention of our Church did a remarkable thing: the General Convention invited us as a church to take up this Jesus Movement. We made a commitment to live into being the Jesus Movement by committing to evangelism and the work of reconciliation — beginning with racial reconciliation … across the borders and boundaries that divide the human family of God. This is difficult work. But we can do it. It’s about listening and sharing. It’s about God.” ~ Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry
Here is a curated set of additional resources, gathered by The Episcopal Church:
Websites, Videos, Bibliographies and Study Resources
Reflections, Resources & Stories Concerning Ferguson, Racial Justice & Reconciliation
From the Diocese of Atlanta.
Province I Resources
The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi hosted a 90-minute forum.
Filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide.
Especially recommended: “Spirituality and Racial Justice” with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Videos and readings from Trinity Institute 2016. Especially recommended: the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas’ video presentation.
These are print resources compiled by theological educators for use in a variety of faith community settings.
Formation and Training Organizations
Recognizing that racism goes beyond personal prejudice, Crossroads offers a distinctive Power Analysis of how racism functions in institutions, and offers tools to create antiracist transformation.
The Antiracism Training Manual of the Episcopal Church.
Reconciliation is a collaborative process. The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity works to collaborate both locally and globally by stimulating a growing network of reconciliation scholars and practitioners as well as offering robust resources for reconciliation.
The Kaleidoscope Institute provides resources to equip church leaders to create sustainable churches and communities.
Envisioning a world where people honestly engage in their history in order to live more truthfully in the present; where the inequities of the past no longer dictate the possibilities of the future.
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone.
Our vision is to be a catalyst for a more equitable world where differences are valued and used for the benefit of all.
Books and Articles
Jim Wallis - 2016
Ngozi Adichie – 2014
An article writen by The Rev. Deacon Charles Allen Wynder, Jr., is the Episcopal Church’s missioner for social justice and advocacy engagement.
Jennifer Harvey - 2014
Howard J. Ross
Derrick Bell - 1993
Victor Rios - 2011
Cornel West - 1994
J. Kameron Carter
John A. Powell - 2015
Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice
Kelly Brown Douglas - 2015
Frances E. Kendall
Kelly Brown Douglas
Claude M. Steele - 2011
Nancy Isenberg - 2016