Resources to Understand Racism and Engage Justice - Mill City Church

Resources to Understand Racism and Engage Justice

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Mill City Church stands heartbroken and angry as racism, injustice, and evil continue. We abhor how Black women and men are victims of senseless violence, discrimination, and inequality. We recognize the systemic and institutionalized racism in America. We commit to listening, growing, and advocating for equality.

To the people of color in our house and beyond, we love you. We grieve. We lament. We ask God to show us how to contribute healing and reconciliation, and for glimpses of His glory. We yearn for the Kingdom to be seen here and now. 

Please read this open letter from our Lead Pastor, Aaron Stern for more direct information. 

Below is an incomplete list of resources which may help you in your journey. Please email us if you have any questions about this topic, or recommendations for additional resources. 

 

Books

Videos

Groups
Life transformation happens in the context of groups. Participate in one of these groups to engage this topic with a group today. Head to our Groups page for complete listings. 

  • Let’s Talk Racism: Be the Bridge: With racial tensions as high within the church as outside the church, it is time for Christians to become the leaders in the conversation on racial reconciliation. Be the Bridge, by Latasha Morrison, helps readers deepen their understanding of historical factors and present realities, equipping them to participate in the ongoing dialogue and to serve as catalysts for righteousness, justice, healing, transformation, and reconciliation.
  • Together we will read the book Beyond Color Blind by Sarah Shin and engage in honest dialogue about racism to become more educated and to grow in understanding. We are committed to listen, learn, and move toward racial equality. This group will meet on Zoom.

Families
You don’t want to ignore what’s happening in our world, but it can be difficult to know how to engage kids. The conversations will be worth it. Here’s a start: