Resources for Anti-Racism and Education
Episcopal Church Resources
- Resources for Responding to Racist Violence as the People of God
- LEARN, PRAY, ACT: Responding to Racist Violence and Police Brutality
- EDOMI Lenten Book Study Series
- Sacred Ground: A Film-Based Dialogue Series on Race & Faith
Whitaker Institute Online Classes
The Whitaker Institute Online School offers free, short video-based classes that you can take on your own time. These courses are free to users and congregations.
Simply register here for access to the online school where you will set up your own profile and access. Access is free but you must use the account at least every two months. Most of the courses are single sessions for 45-minutes to an hour. You can pause at any time and come back. You can even re-take lessons. Each course features 3-6 video lectures that are from 5-7 minutes in length. Also included are downloadable Mp3s of each lecture plus Discussion Questions and a one-page synopsis of the course called The Takeaway.
RACIAL JUSTICE COURSES – watch short intro video here!
- Whiteness and Racial Justice By Kelly Brown Douglas
- Theology and Racial Justice By J. Kameron Carter
- Reparation and Racial Justice By Jennifer Harvey
- Racism and Racial Justice By Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
- Spirituality and Racial Justice By Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
JUSTICE AND RELATED COURSES
- Trinity Wall Street 2016 Conference “Listen for a Change” Link
- A Christian Response to Gun Violence By Eugene Sutton and Ian Douglas
- Creating Common Good 1: Economic Inequality with Bp. Julio Murray
- Creating Common Good 2: Christian Responsibility with Rachel Held Evans By Rachel Held Evans
- Introducing Islam with Mustapha Elturk
- Introducing Judaism with Joseph Krakoff
Whiteness and Racial Justice by Kelly Brown Douglas
Learn how the dominance and privilege of whiteness impacts our desire to bring racial healing to society. Kelly Brown Douglas leads us through a historical and sociological journey to better understand and bring about reconciliation and justice. This course is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of the effect of white privilege on American society.
Theology and Racial Justice by J. Kameron Carter
Get a deeper understanding of racial justice by examining its theological roots. In this course, theologian and author J. Kameron Carter reveals and explains many of the theological underpinnings of racial injustice. This course is ideal for individuals and congregations looking to deepen their understanding and conversations on building racial justice.
Reparation and Racial Justice by Jennifer Harvey
Learn why decades of talking about reconciliation have failed to lessen racial tensions in America and how a new paradigm based on reparation may help. University professor and writer Jennifer Harvey provides a hopeful alternative to bringing about racial justice. This course is ideal for individuals and congregations looking to deepen their understanding and conversations on building racial justice.
Racism and Racial Justice by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
Learn how racism persists in America today. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva says it’s subtle, it’s harmful, it’s growing, and there are things that can be done to address it. This course is ideal for individuals and congregations looking to deepen their understanding and conversations on racial injustice.
Spirituality and Racial Justice By Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Learn about the spiritual dimensions and responsibilities inherent in building racial justice. Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, provides a sobering yet hopeful outlook on both the sin of racism and the reconciliation of working towards a more just world.
Trinity Wall Street 2016 Conference “Listen for a Change” Link (not in Whitaker Institute Online School) videos and courses.
A Christian Response to Gun Violence by Eugene Sutton and Ian Douglas
How are Christians to respond to the pervasive firearm violence that roils the United States? Episcopal bishops Eugene Sutton and Ian Douglas offer a challenging and inspiring response that can help Christians think through this difficult issue. This class is ideal for those who are looking for ways to think more deeply about this pressing social issue.
Creating Common Good 1: Economic Inequality with Bp. Julio Murray
The gap between the haves and the have-nots is widening at a frightful pace. What are people of faith to do? Bishop Julio Murray says we must begin with human equality and ask questions about class, mission, and sufficiency. This course is ideal for those seeking to develop a Christian response to increasing economic inequalities.
Creating Common Good 2: Christian Responsibility with Rachel Held Evans by Rachel Held Evans
Economic inequality is becoming easier and easier to spot in North American life. Learn how popular writer Rachel Held Evans, who is troubled by these injustices, is finding inspiration in the Bible and other young evangelicals. This course is ideal for those seeking to develop a Christian response to increasing economic inequalities.
Introducing Islam by Mustapha Elturk
What makes Islam one of the largest and fastest growing faith traditions in the world? Author, teacher, and Imam Mustapha Elturk says devotion to God, prayer, and helping the community is what makes Islam attractive to a growing number of people. This course provides a basic introduction to Islam and is suitable for adults, teens, and anyone who would like to know more about one of the world’s great faith traditions.
Introducing Judaism with Joseph Krakoff
Judaism may not be the world’s largest religion but it is certainly the most influential. Both Christianity and Islam find their beginnings in Judaism. In this class Rabbi Joseph Krakoff explains the origins, unique beliefs, and diversity within this great world religion. This is a basic, introductory class suitable for those who know little about Judaism, and may want to be used in a comparative religion track. Rabbi Krakoff works as a hospice chaplain at the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network in Michigan.
- Donald Trump and Reconstruction-Era Politics – The New York Times
- When Slaveowners Got Reparations – The New York Times
- Police “Reforms” You Should Always Oppose by Mariame Kaba
- Socialism and The American Negro by W.E.B. Du Bois
- The White-Black Economic Divide is as Wide as it Was in 1968 – The Washington Post
- Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone by Astra Taylor
- States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering by Stanley Cohen
- From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
- Invisible No More – By Andrea J. Ritchie
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds (young adult book)
- Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- Women, Race and Class by Angela Davis
- The autobiography of Frederick Douglass
- The Radical King – writings and speeches of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Notes of A Native Son – By James Baldwin
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander