Racial Justice Resources
Loving our neighbors involves confronting and repairing the narratives that deny that all of us have been created in the image of God. The enduring narratives and systems of racial difference and white supremacy continue to have a devastating impact on all of us, especially people of color. The Church has a unique role to confess, lament, repent of, and repair the racism we experience in our community as we witness to the New Creation that Christ makes possible. We recommend and offer resources to help you and your faith community listen, learn, and take that journey toward healing.
Racial Equity Institute (REI)
An alliance of trainers, organizers, and institutional leaders who have devoted themselves to the work of creating racially equitable organizations and systems. They help individuals and organizations develop tools to challenge patterns of power and grow equity.
Christianity Deconstructs Racism
A Biblically-grounded educational series to deconstruct Racism and pursue racial equity.
NETWORKS AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION
These groups meet regularly for fellowship, accountability, and learning around faith and racial justice:
Mt. Level Partnership for Racial Justice – Unites Churches and brings about racial equity in our community and world.
Episcopalians United Against Racism – An independent alliance of anti-racist Episcoipalians in North Carolina who work with community members and people of faith who have devoted themselves to the long-term, transformative work of creating racially equitable systems and organizations.
Internal Institutional Analysis on Race Worksheet
This resource, intended for predominantly white congregations, was created by Rev. Katie Crowe, pastor of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church. It contains a series of questions to support congregations in dismantling racism by beginning within their own institutions.
Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope
The Durham pilgrimage of Pain and Hope is an opportunity to reckon with the historic legacy of racism in our own Durham context. It centers around a weekend immersion where participants visit sites, hear from community narrators who have embodied Durham’s history, and reflect on how it relates with the Biblical story. Through the Pilgrimage, participants discover how Durham’s story, own own storis, and God’s story intersect.
Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and hope video CURRICULUM
The Video Curriculum serves as a supplement to the Durham Pilgrimage of Pain and Hope weekend immersion, or an alternative for those who are unable to participate.