This is a web page of resources intended to augment the work of EL3539: Dismantling Racism and Christian Education, a course that is taught at Luther Seminary.
Learning at the intersection of dismantling racism and Christian education.
- Explanation of the Declaration of the ELCA to People of African Descent
- Racial equity tools
- ELCA Resources on Racial Justice
- Unfair Campaign
- Race: The Power of an Illusion
- Teaching Tolerance
- Storytelling for Social Justice
- Sacred Conversation on Race (includes a really excellent resource guide for free download)
- Nat’l Ctr. for Cultural Competence
- Defining white privilege
- ELCA anti-racism resources
- “In God’s Image” (Bishop Flynn’s letter on racism)
- YWCA racial justice project
- Multicultural pavilion
- Americans Who Tell the Truth
- Racial Justice Collaboration in Theological Education
- Racial justice principles for nonprofits
Mentioned In Class
- Vivian’s essay on guilt
- Steve Jobs’ commencement address
- CounterStories podcast
- AlterGuild podcast
- Indigenous liturgy resource at the ELCA
- Poverty Measures handout from Mary Simonson Clark
- Ten Questions full sheet
- Ten questions half sheet
- PPT on social policy analysis
- Animation of unequal opportunity race
- News clip on the “invention of race”
- You might be Lutheran if…
- Apple Education’s guide to “taking action on racial equity and justice”
Demographic Sites For The Twin Cities
- Minneapolis/St. Paul neighborhood data
- Wilder Fdn. Research
- St. Paul Facing Race (St. Paul Fdn.)
- Assessment of racism in Dakota, Washington and Ramsey counties
- Homeless and near homeless people on MN Indian reservations
- MN School Integration Task Force Report
Films That are Useful
- The Color of Fear
- A Time for Burning
- Race: The Power of an Illusion
- Traces of the Trade
- Unfinished Business
- Making Whiteness Visible
- Do Black churches matter to the ELCA? (part 1)
- Do Black churches matter to the ELCA? (part 2)
- Brene Brown in the wake of Charlottesville
- Fruitvale Station
- On the anniversary of Strange Fruit
- The danger of a single story
- Recent films that are useful (2019)
- Kendall recommendations
- Standing Committee on Racism proposal
- Taylor Report (1994)
- Syllabus Project report (2002)
- Student Attitude Survey (2002)
- ELCA Talking Together as Christians about Tough Social Issues
- ELCA Talking Cross Culturally
- Welcoming Community statement
- Diversity and Mission planning
- 2015 Diversity Commitments
- An open letter from some faculty (to The Concord in 2016)
- Student letter from spring 2018
- Alumni letter from spring 2018
- ELCA Ethnic specific ministries
- Luther Welcome Statement
- Luther Vision Statement
- Luther history
- Willie James Jennings presenting as part of a Wabash-funded grant in 2012
- Faculty panel discussion on pedagogy following Jennings’ event
- Wabash grant final report on Jennings book group project
- Presiding Bishop’s statement in 2019
- Community Responses in 1619 chapel
- 2020 student walkout requests
- Who is my neighbor? a curriculum produced by Lutheran Social Services of MN
- ELCA explanation of the declaration to people of African descent
- Next steps in anti-racism at Luther (a draft proposal I circulated in 2020)
Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism, by Stephen Brookfield and associates (Jossey-Bass, 2019)
A Many Colored Kingdom: Multicultural Dynamics for Spiritual Formation, by E. Conde-Frazier, S. Kang, and G. Parrett (Brazos, 2004).
Being Black, Teaching Black, edited by Nancy Lynne Westfield (Abingdon, 2008).
The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, by Willie James Jennings (Yale, 2010).
Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland, by Jonathan Metzl (Basic Books, 2019).
Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine, 2016).
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide, by Carol Anderson (Bloomsbury, 2017).
Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society, by John A. Powell (2012).
Critical Race Feminism: A Reader, ed. by Adrien Katherine Wing (NYU, 2003).
The Cross and the Lynching Tree, by James Cone (Orbis, 2011).
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, by Eric Michael Dyson (St. Martin’s Press, 2017)
The Scandal of White Complicity in US Hyper-Incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance, by Alex Mikulich, Laurie Cassidy (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2013).
Disrupting White Supremacy from Within: White People on What WE Need to Do, by Harvey, et. al. (Pilgrim Press, 2004).
Ending Racism in the Church, edited by S. Davies and Sr. Paul Teresa Hennessee (United Church Press, 1998)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander (The New Press, 2010).
Race Matters, by Cornel West (Vintage, 1994).
Storytelling for Social Justice: Connecting Narratives and the Arts in Anti-racist Teaching, by Lee Ann Bell (Routledge, 2010).
Teaching for a Culturally Diverse and Racially Just World, edited by Eleazar Fernandez (Cascade Books, 2014).
That They May Be One: Catholic Social Teaching on Racism, Tribalism and Xenophobia, by Dawn Nothwehr (Orbis, 2008).
The Church Enslaved, by Tony Campolo and Michael Battle (Fortress, 2005)
White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race, by Ian Haney Lopez (NYU Press, 2006).
White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity, by James Perkinson (Palgrave MacMillan, 2004)
Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism, by Drew Hart (Herald Press, 2016)
Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in America, by Lenny Duncan (Fortress Press, 2019)
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