In 1939, Lutherans all across the United States banded together to reach out to assist Lutheran refugees fleeing Nazi Germany. Creating Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) to organize their efforts, they welcomed these new Americans and walked with them as they began their new lives in the United States. Today, LIRS has directly resettled […]
Discover Islam has partnered with several church denominations nationwide to provide our 6 Award-winning documentaries free of cost (inclusive of shipping) . Some of our partners include the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In addition the ELCA Consultative Panel on Lutheran-Muslim Relations in partnership with A Center of […]
White Privilege: Let’s Talk is a resource for transformational dialogue that helps you in this ongoing sacred conversation on race, focusing special attention on white privilege on its manifestations and impact. This adult curriculum is designed to invite members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race. The white privilege curriculum, a […]
The most helpful conversations about race happen when people have knowledge of the racialized history of the United States. Racialized historical data provides a framework that helps make sense out of what confronts us today. This timeline is a tool to further that understanding and is far from exhaustive. This historical timeline of race relations […]
“Listening to the Third Slave” takes a fresh look at the parable of the talents in Matthew and Luke. What if the slave who tucked away the master’s money wasn’t lazy after all? What if he wanted to make a point? This study is about living our faith in a real way. It is about […]
Far too many conversations about race fail to be helpful. This resource, “How to have a helpful conversation about race in the church,” offers congregations a way to begin talking about race. This resource includes a glossary of definitions common among anti-racism practitioners and racial justice advocates.
This anti-racism Bible study on Acts 10, “The Story of Peter and Cornelius“, can be used in your group to introduce people to Scripture that affirms diversity as being both of God and part of the glory of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The study consists of an introduction (to be read aloud by the […]
An adult forum on institutionalized racism “Even the Stones Cry Out for Justice” is a powerful resource for congregations who want to reach out to and embrace people of all races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. This resource provides biblical illustrations of how racism separates us from what God calls us to be; challenges and stimulates with […]
“Breaking the Bonds” is an internalized racial oppression resource. Facilitators of this process would lead individuals through a process that will help them get in touch with the negative messages they have internalized about themselves and others over the years from the oppressive system of racism.
“Troubling the Waters for Healing of the Church” is a resource that is developed specifically for white congregational members and others to help them understand the role that white privilege and internalized white superiority has had in shaping their own attitudes, belief systems, cultures, and those of the church and society at large. This resource […]