Preaching and Congregational Resources for Responding to Racism, White Supremacy, and Police Violence

General Anti-Racism Resources

Black Lives Matter Fall 2016 Syllabus

A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Freedom, Power, and Justice

“The Five Things I Need From White People Right Now,” by Derrick L. Weston

Anti-Racism Resources Collected by Rev Gal Blog Pals

Anti-Racism Preaching Resources

Preaching Reflections on Michael Brown and Ferguson

“Black Bodies, White Souls” by Austin Channing,

Emily Scott on Preaching on Ferguson and How to Begin

“Preaching in the Shadow of the Trayvon Martin Verdict,”

“Why I Fear the Post-Trayvon Martin Sermon”

Resources on Preaching on Racism

McMickle, Marvin A. Where Have All the Prophets Gone? Reclaiming Prophetic Preaching in America. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2006.

Cannon, Katie. “Womanist Interpretation and Preaching in the Black Church.” In Katie’s Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community. New York: Continuum, 1995: 113-121.

Flake, Elaine M. God In Her Midst: Preaching Healing to Wounded Women. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2007.

Crass, Chris. Towards the “Other America”: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter. Download the free e-book here:

Denominational Racial Justice Resources

UCC Resources on Racial Justice

UUA Black Lives Matter Resources:

Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism Racial Justice Resources

United Methodist Resources on Race and Ethnicity

MCC Racial Reconciliation Resources

Presbyterian Church (USA) Resources for Antiracism Work

ELCA Racial Justice Resources

Disciples of Christ Reconciliation Ministry Resources

The Episcopal Church Anti-Racism Resources

Roman Catholic Resources on Racism

White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville 

UVA Graduate Coalition, “The Charlottesville Syllabus”

Sonali Kohl, “How to talk to your kids about the violence in Charlottesville”

Lily Herman, “We Need to Talk About the Anti-Semitism on Display At the Charlottesville Protest”

Jemar Tisby, “After Charlottesville Will White Pastors Finally Take Racism Seriously”

David Potter, “White Supremacy Will Not Win Here: People of Faith to Counter-protest Atl-Right Rally in Charlottesville”

Emma Green, “How Will the Church Reckon With Charlottesville?”

Sunnivie Brydum (interviewing Robyn Henderson-Espinoza), “Dispatch from Charlottesville: ‘It was a war zone. It felt like there were a million nazis.”

Connecting Police Violence and Reproductive Justice

Renee Bracey Sherman, “The Right to (Black) Life”

“Unjust: How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails LGBT People of Color”

Leslie Watson Malachi, “Police Violence is a Reproductive Justice Issue”

Dani McClain, “The Murder of Black Youth Is a Reproductive Justice Issue”

Brianna Nicole Cox, “What Police Violence and Rape Culture Have in Common”

Monica Simpson, “Reflections from SisterSong’s Monica Simpson on the shooting of Alton Sterling” 

Religious Reflections on the Deaths of Terence Crutcher, Keith Lamont Scott, Alton Sterling, and Philando Castile, Stephon Clark

“Lamentation from a Tulsa Highway: A Statement on the Sanctity of Black Lives,”

Emilie Townes, “The Problem We All Live With: Bearing Witness, But Never Finding Justice”

RevGalBlogPals, “The Pastoral Is Political: Black Lives Matter,”

Anthea Butler, “The Fire This Time,”

Will Gafney, “11th Hour Preach Party: #what2preach when blood is running in the streets,”

David Gushee on Alton Sterling, Philandro Castile, and Romans 13

Dr. Yolanda Pierce, “A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready for Healing”

Rabbi Emily Langowitz, “The Space Between Us,”

This is a working list of resources. They will continue to be updated.
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