Fighting Hate & Racism

August 1, 2018

Watch the new Bill Moyers documentary RIKERS and sign our petition to #CLOSErikers.
Check out Race: The Power of an Illusion, an informative website by PBS.
Watch the documentary 13th on Netflix.
Watch the films Loving and Moonlight, showing in theaters now.

Jacqui Lewis shared this bibliography of "Must Read Books on Race":

America's Orginal Sin, Jim Wallis
Beloved, Toni Morrison
Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Can We Talk About Race, Beverly Tatum
Citizen, Claudia Rankine
Coming Together in the 21st Century, Curtiss DeYoung
Dismantling Racism, Joseph Barnett
The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
Jesus and The Disinherited, Howard Thurman
The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
The Politics of Jesús, Miguel De La Torre
Race Matters, Cornel West
Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, Kelly Brown Douglas
The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson
White Rage, Carol Anderson

Engage and Share

Involve your folks in some care-frontational table talk (click for Jacqui's four questions).

Watch the sermon The Long Road to Freedom by Jacqui Lewis on January 22.

Watch the sermon, Labor Pains???, co-delivered by Jacqui Lewis and John Janka on July 17.

Watch the sermon A Matter of Life and Death and musical selections from Sunday's worship including, "We Are Here," written by Alica Keys and sung by our interracial gospel choir, and songs from our Summer Choir, "The Unclouded Day," "Completely Yes," and "How Can I Keep from Singing."

Explore for yourself the Black Lives Matter movement, shaped by three Black women, queer women, and understand the movement’s roots and intentions. The movement is founded in love for love, and it is more than a hashtag.

Watch this honest conversation between law enforcement and Black Lives Matter activists, and share in your networks.

Gather and Strategize

Track legislation in your state against police violence at Campaign Zero.

Read what The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, The Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon, Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews and other Black faith leaders responses to the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Sojourners. And read Dr. Lewis' blog in The Huffington Post.

Practice self care and self understanding; read this guide for dealing with racial trauma.

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