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MRJR Guide

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This guide is a starting point to help educate and identify further resources for your life-long journey to end racism. Educating yourself is important and the best entry into anti-racism work. Only you and the Holy Spirit can do this difficult work for yourself. Reject the desire to ask BIPOC folks (black, indigenous, People of Color) to explain racism for you. They do not need your lack of knowledge to be added to their burdensome experiences of racism. This is not meant to shame, but to furthur open our eyes to God's reconciling work of the systemic racism in our land.

To assist your learning, we have compiled a list of resources for you! This is by no means an exhaustive list. The resources below are intended for a variety of audiences and learning styles. We have organized these resources into different categories, and recommend you start with the category that fits best with where you are at in your anti-racism work. The categories and resources are:

Start Here

But, I’m White

How Did We Get Here?


Going Deeper


Race & Systems

The Criminal Justice System:

    The Education System

      Resources for Families

      Kids

      Teens

      Encouragement

      Are you tired or hurting? Here’s where you can find some encouragement and healing

      • Take time to worship and lament
      • Read Scripture, especially books like Psalms, Lamentations, Job, Daniel, Nehemiah, and Esther
      • Reading While Black by Esau McCaulley (book)
      • Grieving While Black by Breeshia Wade (book)
      • Check out sermons by Moses Ndahrio and Otis Brown on our church’s website or on youtube

      Looking For More?

      Here are social media accounts to follow, authors to read, pastors to listen to, and more.