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ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES

The Metropolitan New York Synod is blessed with a rich diversity of people and cultures. Anti-racism strategies are a high priority for our Bishop, The Rev. Paul Egensteiner. The Bishop's Advocacy Taskforce is actively implementing anti-racism efforts, as this is an essential element of the Bishop's 2025 Vision. Strategies such as this are geared both inward, for the sake of the Church, and outward, for the sake of the World, so that we may all be treated and viewed as God sees us, as EQUALS.  

 

RACIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES 

REPORTS AND SOCIAL STATEMENTS FROM THE ELCA

WHITE SAVIOR: RACISM IN THE AMERICAN CHURCH

STARTING CONVERSATIONS AROUND RACIAL JUSTICE

MNYS THE EVERY-CONGREGATIONS CHALLENGE

ELCA RACIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY

RESOURCES FOR WHITE PEOPLE

Resources for White Parents to Raise Anti-Racist Children
Articles
Videos
Podcasts
Books
Films and TV Series
Organizations to Follow on Social Media
More Anti-Racism Resources to Check Out

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RACIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES 

 

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REPORTS AND SOCIAL STATEMENTS FROM THE ELCA

 

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STARTING CONVERSATIONS AROUND RACIAL JUSTICE

Many of us yearn for help in figuring out how God and our faith relate to the issues we encounter in our lives and society. Some may be reluctant to talk about questions, especially if they open up real differences among them. We hope that the resources, below, could help initiate these life-transforming conversations in your congregation. 
 

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MNYS THE EVERY-CONGREGATION CHALLENGE

At Synod Assembly, the Anti-Racism Committee kicked off a new anti-racism initiative for 2019: The Every Congregation Challenge.  We are challenging every congregation in the Synod to engage in at least one intentional time of learning and conversation about racism this year.  
 
 
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WHITE SAVIOR: RACISM IN THE AMERICAN CHURCH

Despite the progress many see in the US over the years, it become increasingly clear that the deep roots of racism and white supremacy continue to run through our political, cultural, and religious institutions. White Savior explores the historic relationship between racism and American Christianity, the ongoing segregation of the church in the US, and the complexities of racial reconciliation.
 
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Aaron J. Christopher, Leigh Finke, Josh Stifter, Jeremy Wanek
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1517 Media
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Prime Video (streaming online video)
 
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RESOURCES FOR WHITE PEOPLE

This compilation of resources* is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now.
 

Resources for White Parents to Raise Anti-Racist Children

Books

Podcasts

Articles

 

Articles to Read

 

Videos to Watch

 

Podcasts

 

Books

Films and TV Series

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Organizations to Follow on Social Media

More Anti-Racism Resources to Check Out

*Resources compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.
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