Below are our resources prepared for you. From links to workshop designs, we’re here to help you start the discussion on race and racialized populations in your congregation and/or community.
General Resource Lists
Canadian Council of Churches Resources
Compiled by the Canadian Council of Churches in June 2020.
A document of Canadian and Christian resources (and others) compiled by the Canadian Council of Churches.
Compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.
A document intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work.
Anti-Black Racism in Canada
Compiled by Leadnow
An e-mail sent to a member of our committee by Leadnow compiling a list of books, articles, and ways to support and donate
Resources for the International Day for the Elimination of Racism
Compiled by the Canadian Council of Churches
Ecumenical resource for the International Day for the Elimination of Racism (March 21)
Congregational Song Resources for Communities Doing Racial Justice Work
Compiled by Sing! The Centre for Congregational Song
A helpful musical resource for congregations thinking about deepening the consideration of anti-racism as it intersects with worship and music.
Podcasts & Videos
THE CONFESSIONAL WITH NADIA BOLZ-WEBER
Guest: Lenny Duncan
Lenny Duncan traces his story from Philadelphia to the Grateful Dead tour, to Boulder CO with bare honesty.
A CROSS-CANADA CONVERSATION ON THE INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR THE PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT
Videos from the Canadian Council of Churches livestream event “Recognition, Justice, and Development: Peoples of African Descent and Canadian Churches” in honour of the International Decade for people of African Descent.
THE BOOK OF MICAH EXPLAINED | BOOK REVIEW
YouTube Video – THE BEAT with Allan Parr
The book of Micah broken down and summarized in a quick recap!
UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN
YouTube Playlist – Emmanuel Acho
A collection of genuinely uncomfortable conversations about racism in our day-to-day lives facilitated by Emmanuel Acho.
Audio series that explores the shadow of American Slavery.
CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN OF INJUSTICE
Evolving Faith Podcast Episode with Austin Channing Brown
A discussion on the sermon Austin Channing Brown preached at Evolving Faith 2018 and how the sermon instigated changes in the lives of the hosts.
THE SECRET LIFE OF CANADA
The things about Canada we weren’t taught in history class!
Books & Articles
Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US.
July 2, 2019 – Fortress Press
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
June 26, 2018 – Beacon Press
Caught Up in God
Willie James Jennings. (2020, May 19). Retrieved from The Christian Century.
A Letter from Birmingham Jail
Martin Luther King Jr. (1963, April 16).
Residential School Deniers, White Supremacists Biggest Barrier to Reconciliation
Brett Forester (2021, January 12). Retrieved from APTN.
What I need from white people right now.
Adele Halliday (2020, June 3). Retrieved from Broadview (magazine – online).