Thoughts and Resources from the Commission for Racial Understanding

Here are some links:
Through Pentecost 2016, ChurchNext offers a Building Racial Justice series, created in partnership with Trinity Institute, free of charge. This series includes the following courses, with each in a for-mat for individuals and groups.
  •  Spirituality and Racial Justice with Michael Curry
  •  Whiteness Racial Justice with Kelly Brown Douglas
  •  Reparation and Racial Justice with Jennifer Harvey
  •  Theology and Racial Justice with J. Kameron Carter
  •  Racism and Racial Justice with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
An article about the origins and future of the Black Lives Matter movement:
Pulitzer Prize in Commentary:
The Pulitzer Prize in Commentary went to Farah Stockman of the Boston Globe “for extensively re-ported columns that probe the legacy of busing in Boston and its effect on education in the city with a clear eye on ongoing racial contradictions.” Read those columns at
This is a recommended from the Religious Communicators Council as a part of their Interfaith Religious Literacy Resources.
“One Hundred Questions and Answers About Muslim Americans” is part of the Michigan State Uni-versity School of Journalism series on cultural competence. This guide has sections culture, lan-guage, religions, social norms, politics, history, politics, families and food.
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Diocesan Council will be reading:
“Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God” by Kelly Brown Douglas. This is Kelly’s Brown Douglas’s testimony of faith as she sought to understand the meaning of God’s jus-tice at a time when it appeared that Black lives did not mater. On the Sunday morning following the verdict that acquitted Trayvon Martin’s killer, black preachers around the country addressed the question, "Where is the justice of God? What are we to hope for?" This book is an attempt to take seriously social and theological questions raised by this and similar stories, and to answer black church people's questions of justice and faith in response to the call of God, written by the mother of a black son.
CRU ● Co-chairs, Denise Caywood & Nancy Foye-Cox ● Staff, The Rev. Margaret D’Anieri, mdanieri@dohio.