Racial Justice Resources

Please note that this page will continue to be updated with new resources as they become available.

 

“Our proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind calls us to stand against the threat of violence and death at the hands of people and systems shaped by White Supremacy and racism. This is what it means to be Presbyterian and Christian. It is not extra. It is an intrinsic part of worshiping a Brown man unjustly condemned and executed at the hands of the state. It is a central part of worshiping a Creator who shaped us all equally in the image of God. It is an inherent part of worshiping the Breath of God when our siblings are crying out that they can’t breathe. This is our calling.” Please click here to read the Executive Committee’s full Statement on Racial Justice.

Widerstand Consulting and skilled anti-racism trainer Dr. Tobin Miller Shearer created on online series of modules specifically designed to help congregations dismantle racism within their structure/system/policy and mission.

Standing Up for Racial Equality and Respect for Neighbors of Color, a blog by RE Bill Henderson, Albany Presbytery’s Temporary Presbyter

Inherent in the psalmist’s cry “how long Lord?” is the accompanying lament – “too long.” Too long have we endured the evils of racism and the sin of white supremacy. And too long have we watched silently, while others around us suffered at the hands of those who would deny the simple truth that black lives matter. Too long have we feared angering the powerful, avoided the conflict, sought to weather the storm around us by treading the surface of these waters.” Please click here to read Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Statement of Solidarity and Call to Action

This blog post from the Rev. Ryan Landino, who is the Lead Presbyter for Transformation in the Great Rivers Presbytery and a member of the GA’s Special Committee on Racism Truth and Reconciliation, offers commentary on the racial issues that were present at the 224th General Assembly and is a helpful resource to help those of us who are white to comprehend those issues.

 

 

Racial Justice Resources from the Presbyterian Church (USA) including worship resources, policy statements and recommended reading materials.

Board of Pensions Statement on Racial Justice