Equipping ourselves and others to become trustworthy allies and effective and faithful collaborators who challenge systemic racism anywhere and work for racial and economic justice everywhere
Helping followers of Jesus to know that the work of dismantling systemic racism is an essential part of what it means to be one of his disciples
In the section below we will gratefully share additional resources from individual contributors who have given us permission to share their work. As this section grows, we will consolidate links onto documents that list the resources by category. If you have found material worth sharing and you have permission to do that, please contact us.
Below is a list of ARPR Resources (Resources with *** meet requirements) Resources: · Reconciliation Ministry workshop materials (Introduction to Power Analysis and Train-the Trainer manual · ***G.S. Griffin, Racism in Kansas City: A Short History, 2015 · Sherry Lamb Schirmer, A City Divided: The Racial Landscape of Kansas City, 1900-1960, 2002 · Ta-Nehisi Coates, “The Case for Reparations,” The Atlantic, June 2014 · Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power, 2017 · Mary Frances Berry, My Face Is Black Is True: Callie House and the Struggle for Ex-Slave Reparations, 2005 · Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States,2015 · James W. Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, 2018 · Thabiti AnyiAbwile, “Reparations are Biblical” (Click Here) · ***Kendi, Ibram X.. Stamped from the Beginning, 2017 · Kendi, Ibram X., How to Be Anti-Racist, 2019 · Felix Nguah and Robert Kugbey, Shackles in Darkness: A Handbook on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 2015 · Ato Ashun (enquiries for the DVD video) Elmina Castle and the Slave Trade · Video tour of El Mina Castle with Global Ministries Partners, 2018 · Miguel A. De La Torre, “For Immigrants” in Rebecca Todd Peters and Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, To Do Justice, 2008 · Melvin Bray, Better: Waking Up to Who We Could Be, 2017 · Brenda Caldwell and William Fox Jr., Journey Toward Wholeness: A History of Black Disciples of Christ in the Mission of the Christian Church, 1990 · ***Sandhya Jha, Room at the Table, 2009 and Transforming Communities, 2017 · Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, Ashley Bunting Seeber, eds., The Justice Project, 2009
Interested in anti-racism resources? Here are two pieces - both videos - the first is about 22 minutes, the other a longer documentary that complement the design theory approaches to deep innovation.
Click Here to watch Video Dr. David Anderson Hooker at the Reconciliation Ministry Breakfast at GA 2019 on the power of Narrative. His insight about "who was there" changed the way I view scripture.
“Holy Hierarchies: The Religious Roots of Racism in America” available on Amazon Prime and Netflix - powerful reminder that white privilege is not only baked into our laws but into much of the Christianity we inherited and does so with a review of history that demonstrates convincingly the role of religion in creating the myth of white superiority..
Dr. Hooker is leading a group of us in workshops Friday and Saturday on Transformative Community Conferencing - title of his book. (Sample here.)
“Transforming Community Conferencing is a community engagement and change approach that relies on certain principles that are central to most restorative justice approaches such as inclusive processes and broad consideration of continuing harms. The TCC model extends beyond typical restorative practices by drawing on the power of narrative to connect individual experiences of present harm to systemic and structural sources of harm and to the narrative of societal discourse that gives meaning and sanction to those systems and structures.” Anderson Hooker, page 4
Previous connections and resources that can help guide you today! Resources Posted 2019-2020 Below this line Play list of YouTube Archive Love is an Action Word Town Hall Videos from the Office of General Minister and President on Anti-Racism
November 17 Creative Adventure: KC Segregation Tour. Click here for details.
Films on the Philippine American War on Netflix (in Tagalog with English subtitles):
Goyo: The Boy General
Spanish perspective of the Spanish American War, also on Netflix (in Spanish with English subtitles)
1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines
Recent Book Titles That Intrigue Me:
Burying White Privilege: Resurrecting a Badass Christianity by Miguel A. De La Torre
White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity by Robert P. Jones
Thursday, July 2
Take a moment to explore and share resources for helping children and youth learn to become anti-racist from Disciples Home Missions. Age appropriate and helpful for parents and grandparents who wish to help the young prepare for a better, more equitable world. (LINK)
Wednesday, July 1 More2--Opportunities for Engagement Click here
Saturday, June 27
Thanks to all who participated in our Region's first Juneteenth celebration!
In 1948 member nations of the United Nations crafted a Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United States of America was a signatory of that document. It is an important document that shines yet another light on the work of Anti-Racism. We have included 8 translations in languages we know are spoken by Disciples in the Greater Kansas City Region.
Friday, June 5
For those wanting to become more effective allies to those whose suffering never goes away when the crowds grow smaller and public attention lessons, we have posted a shared resource. A Working Document For Scaffolding Anti-Racism Resources Compiled by three M.Div. students.Click here
Bridging Trauma Awareness to Healing and Reconciliation Reading Material