Introductory Resources | Discover new perspectives, through these powerful conversations regarding race.

Sermons:

McLean Bible Church’s series Unity in Diversity

Stephen Furtick and John Gray’s Message Become the Bridge

Books:

What Lies Between Us by Dr. Lucretia Carter Berry
Dr. Berry is the creator of Brownicity and has expertise in the education field. The focus is on examining oneself and what you’ve believed about race.

The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation by Miles McPherson

Websites/Programs:

Arrabon by David Bailey, a local leader, who has spoken at MCC. This website is dedicated to helping your community become a reconciling community.

Don’t Mom Alone Podcast:
Episode 216 – Help Your Children Embrace Differences

Instagram Accounts:

@ohhappydani

Podcasts:

Episode 282 – Many Hues, One Humanity

Other:

Implicit Bias (a study which helps to analyze one’s own biases)



Further Study | Engagement | As you and your family seek the Lord, dig into one of these resources for His wisdom, discernment, and direction.

Sermons:

TD Jakes and Carl Lentz’s discussion of Racism in America

Books:

Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison

White Awake by Daniel Hill

Websites:

Brownicity by Dr. Lucretia Carter Berry. Resources and courses on racial reconciliation/healing.

Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison

Other:

Be the Bridge’s private Facebook group: very intentional about the conversation around racial reconciliation. If you join, there are units you must complete to be able to participate in the discussion. The units are very useful and free.



In-Depth Study | Engagement

Books:

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Not faith-based, but still helps to inform)

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

Instagram Accounts:

@theconsciouskid (Not faith-based; intended to inform)

@privtoprog (Not faith-based; intended to inform)

Podcasts:

RCLI Web

Melanated Faith  Melanated Faith is a podcast about faith and culture. On this podcast you’re gonna hear the truth spoken, the tea spilled, and pop culture explored by your co-hosts, Faith and Kathryn

Truth’s Table Podcast

Websites/Programs:

Richmond Christian Leadership Initiative

RCLI’s leadership program is intended for Christian leaders in the early season of their life (age 25-40). We’re looking for people who follow Jesus and want to make a difference in the world around them. People who want to learn about metro Richmond and connect with others. People who want to learn about themselves – and discern God’s direction for their life.
People who want to build skills, with a heart to serve and a mind that’s hungry to build solutions to complicated problems. If that sounds like you, then you might be who we’re looking for.



Resources for Parents and Their Children

Books

God’s Very Good Idea (Tales That Tell the Truth) by Trillia Newbell

Teaching Your Kids About Race and Reconciliation

31 Children’s Books for Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance

The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition by Robert Coles

The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Movies

Note: Some of these movies may have brief strong language or be for more mature audiences. Please use resources like Common Sense Media to vet these movies before viewing:

Remember the Titans PG

Woodlawn PG

Glory Road PG

The Blind Side PG13

Hidden Figures PG

Ruby Bridges  NR

Selma PG13

42 PG13

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