Racial Injustice Resources to raise awareness, educate, and learn more about the issues of racism in the world

Social Justice is rooted in the foundation of United Methodism.The United Methodist Church proclaims the value of each person as a unique child of God and commits itself to the healing and wholeness of all persons. The United Methodist Church recognizes that the sin of racism has been destructive to its unity throughout its history. Racism continues to cause painful division and marginalization.The United Methodist Church shall confront and seek to eliminate racism, whether in organizations or in individuals, in every facet of its life and in society at large. The United Methodist Church shall work collaboratively with others to address concerns that threaten the cause of racial justice at all times and in all places.
The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016, paragraph 5
 
Council of Bishops Statement on Ending Racism and White Supremacy:
 
Ways to Stand Against Racism:
 
Crossroads Anti-racism Organizing and Training
 
BOOKS:
Recommended Reading List for Growth created by the West Ohio Conference:
 
Resources on Race with direct links from Cokesbury:
 
WEBSITES:
Black Lives in American History, by ORIGINS
Current Events in Historical Perspective, Published by the History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University, http://origins.osu.edu/Black-Lives-In-American-History?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blm
 
ARTICLES/VIDEOS:

“Black Lives Matter” https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/a32745051/what-black-lives-matter-means/

“Allyship guide: from awareness to advocacy”

“What is systemic racism?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5GCetbP7Fg&feature=emb_rel_pause

 
“Deconstructing White Privilege with Dr. Robin DiAngelo” https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=h7mzj0cVL0Q&feature=emb_logo
 

“Hundred Dollar” race video: https://youtu.be/4K5fbQ1-zps

 
FAITH & WORKS SERIES, conversations that move us to action with Bishop Gregory V. Palmer:
Episode 1 – with Pastor F. Willis Johnson who is the author of Holding Up Your Corner: Talking About Race in Your Community: https://www.westohioumc.org/conference/video/faith-and-works-conversation-bishop-gregory-v-palmer-episode-1
 
Episode 2 – with Rev. Dr. Joni Sancken, Associate Professor of Homiletics at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Today’s topic is the challenges of prophetic preaching in unprecedented times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUb9hoaNhS8
 
FILMS:

13th – Netflix

Selma – Amazon Prime

Just Mercy – Amazon Prime

The Hate U Give – Amazon Prime/Hulu

Dear White People – Netflix

When They See Us – Netflix

Time: The Kalief Browder Story – Netflix

Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap – Netflix

12 Years a Slave – Amazon Prime
 
PODCASTS:

https://onbeing.org/civil-conversations-project/

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pod-save-the-people/id1230148653?i=1000476508997

“Be the Bridge with LaTasha Morrison”
 
PRAYERS:
 
Praying for Change: Daily Prayers for Anti-Racism. If you would like to subscribe to receive daily prayers provided by the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church, please click here.