Resources on Race, Justice & Faith

“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8

We have put together a range of resources to help us understand better issues of racism, justice and faith. We hope you find this list helpful for further reading, watching and listening – we will continue to add to this learning library in due course.

Read

We Need to Talk About Race – Ben Lindsay

Understanding the black experience in white-majority churches

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Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson

A Christian and a civil-rights lawyer and the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, a human-rights organization that challenges convictions, advocates for criminal-justice reform and racial justice

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Be the bridge

A Christian discussion guide for racial reconciliation

Download the guide

Listen

Become The Bridge – Steven Furtick & John Gray

Two prominent church leaders in the US discussing why the church has been silent on racism and explain that honest conversation is crucial … even if it’s imperfect.

Watch here

 

Racism Conversation Pt 1&2 – Hackney Church.

An anglican church in London discussing issues of racism in the UK and our response as Christians

Watch here

 

‘A response to the tragic death of George Floyd’ – Pastor Agu.

A helpful response from a significant leader in the UK church.

Watch here

Watch

Just Mercy

The recent film adaptation of the book.

Rent here

 

Love: A response to Racism

Ten8 (a Christian student organisation in Scotland)

Watch here

Give

We are hoping to update this with some local charities in time.  Here are some UK anti-racism charities.

 

Stephen Lawrence Trust

www.stephenlawrence.org.uk

 

Runnymede Trust

www.runnymedetrust.org

 

The Red Card

www.theredcard.org/scotland

Families Resources

Everyone a Child Should Know

An incredible book showing all different people whose faith drove them to do amazing things.

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How to talk to your children about race and racism

Read here

 

How can we talk to our children and teens about injustice? – Parenting for faith

Read here

 

What is Justice? For kids!

Read here