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Dear White Christians

Dear White Christians

For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation

  • Author: Jennifer Harvey
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802872077
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 272
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In this provocative book Jennifer Harvey argues for a radical shift in how justice-committed white Christians think about race. She calls for moving away from the reconciliation paradigm that currently dominates interracial relations and embracing instead a reparations paradigm. Harvey presents an insightful historical analysis of the painful fissures that emerged among activist Christians toward the end of the Civil Rights movement, and she shows the necessity of bringing "white" racial identity into clear view in order to counter today's oppressive social structures. A deeply constructive, hopeful work, Dear White Christians will help readers envision new racial possibilities, including concrete examples of contemporary reparations initiatives. This book is for any who care about the gospel call to justice but feel stuck trying to get there, given the ongoing prevalence of deep racial divisions in the church and society at large. W atch a 2015 interview with the author:

Prophetic Evangelicals

Prophetic Evangelicals

Envisioning a Just and Peaceable Kingdom

  • Author: Bruce Ellis Benson,Malinda Elizabeth Berry,Peter Goodwin Heltzel
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802866395
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 219
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In this inaugural Prophetic Christianity volume, fifteen contributors share their visions for a biblically centered, culturally engaged, and historically infused evangelicalism. Interacting with a wide variety of influential thinkers, they articulate several approaches to creating a socially responsible, gospel-centric, and ecumenical evangelical identity. Contributors: Raymond C. Aldred Vincent Bacote Bruce Ellis Benson Malinda Elizabeth Berry Chris Boesel John R. Franke David Gushee Peter Goodwin Heltzel Pamela Lightsey Cherith Fee Nordling Ruth Padilla-DeBorst Gabriel Salguero Helene Slessarev-Jamir Christian T. Collins Winn Telford Work

Disrupting White Supremacy from Within

Disrupting White Supremacy from Within

White People on what We Need to Do

  • Author: Jennifer Harvey,Karin A. Case,Robin Hawley Gorsline
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 291
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The contributors to Disrupting White Supremacy from Within, an all-white group of theologians, ethicists, teachers, ministers, and activists, propose that a fundamental part of the answer to these two questions lies in white peoples' unwillingness to admit, understand, and confront the power of white supremacy in their own lives. Through careful, thoughtful examination of the nature and workings of race, racism, and white supremacy, the contributors have provided a resource that will help white people do their own work of confronting and understanding the impact of white supremacy in the malformation of their own souls, acknowledging its devastating effects on people of color, and taking their own steps toward its abolishment.

Shalom and the Community of Creation

Shalom and the Community of Creation

An Indigenous Vision

  • Author: Randy Woodley
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802866786
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 177
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Materialism. Greed. Loneliness. A manic pace. Abuse of the natural world. Inequality. Injustice. War. The endemic problems facing America today are staggering. We need change and restoration. But where to begin? In Shalom and the Community of Creation Randy Woodley offers an answer: learn more about the Native American 'Harmony Way,' a concept that closely parallels biblical shalom. Doing so can bring reconciliation between Euro-Westerners and indigenous peoples, a new connectedness with the Creator and creation, an end to imperial warfare, the ability to live in the moment, justice, restoration -- and a more biblically authentic spirituality. Rooted in redemptive correction, this book calls for true partnership through the co-creation of new theological systems that foster wholeness and peace.

Bread Not Stone

Bread Not Stone

The Challenge of Feminist Biblical Interpretation

  • Author: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 9780807012314
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 223
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"Schüssler Fiorenza stands among the most articulate and respected theologians who have challenged the silence and marginality that have characterized the great majority of Christian women for nearly 2,000 years. . . . Bread Not Stone engages issues, explicit and implicit, that are sure to spark discussion, argument, and reflection among thoughtful Christians." -The New York Times Book Review

Belinda's Petition

Belinda's Petition

A Concise History of Reparations For The TransAtlantic Slave Trade

  • Author: Raymond A. Winbush
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1441514430
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 76
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Ray Winbush compiles the most important cases of reparations made for the Transatlantic Slave Trade, highlighting Belinda?s Petition, the earliest attempt by an American African to seek payment for her 50 years of enslavement in the early United States. Africans 550-year struggle seeking to repair the long-term economic and mental damage of slavery is presented in this powerfully compelling book.

Living in the Shadow of the Cross

Living in the Shadow of the Cross

Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony

  • Author: Paul Kivel
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • ISBN: 1550925415
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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HOW OUR DOMINANT CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW SHAPES EVERYTHING FROM PERSONAL BEHAVIOR TO PUBLIC POLICY (AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT) Living in the Shadow of the Cross "is a powerful, compassionate, yet challenging piece of work. This is a must read for anyone who is committed to social justice and ameliorating oppression."---Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, Assistant Pastor, Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore, Founding Faculty, Social Justice Training Institute "Paul Kivel's deep, detailed analyses of Christian assumptions and behavior are both appalling and empowering... [He] shows that those of us who were raised in Christian traditions can lessen institutional Christian oppressiveness without disowning the soul itself." ---Peggy McIntosh, Associate Director, Wellesley Centers for Women and Founding Director, National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum ... In most people's vocabularies, the word Christian is synonymous with good. However the actual story is much more complex. Over the last two millennia, ruling elites have used Christian institutions and values to control those less privileged throughout the world. The doctrine of Christianity has been interpreted to justify the killing of millions, and its leaders have used their faith to sanction participation in colonialism, slavery, and genocide. By pulling back the curtain of dominant Western Christianity's benign reputation to examine its contribution to our social problems, author Paul Kivel reveals the ongoing, everyday impact of Christian power and privilege on our beliefs, behaviors, and public policy. At the same time, Living in the Shadow of the Cross acknowledges the long and honorable tradition of Christians who work for social justice, and emphasizes the potential for people to come together to resist domination and build and sustain communities of justice and peace. ... "Paul Kivel has done it again, awakened us to a system of dominance that has been invisible for centuries...The success of this book will not be measured by one's agreement or disagreement but rather the degree to which it helps change the discourse about Christian power and dominance"--- Hugh Vasquez, social justice educator and Senior Associate at the National Equity Project ... Paul Kivel is the award-winning author of Uprooting Racism and the director of the Christian Hegemony Project. He is a social justice activist and educator who has focused on the issues of violence prevention, oppression, and social justice for over 45 years.

Prophetic Rage

Prophetic Rage

  • Author: Johnny Bernard Hill
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 1467439002
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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In this book Johnny Bernard Hill argues that prophetic rage, or righteous anger, is a necessary response to our present culture of imperialism and nihilism. The most powerful way to resist meaninglessness, he says, is refusing to accept the realities of structural injustice, such as poverty, escalating militarism, genocide, and housing discrimination. Hill’s Prophetic Rage is interdisciplinary, integrating art, music, and literature with theology. It is constructive, passionate, and provocative. Hill weaves through a myriad of creative and prophetic voices of protest -- from Jesus to W. E. B. DuBois, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and President Barack Obama -- as well as multiple approaches, including liberation theology and black religion, to reflect theologically on the nature of liberation, justice, and hope on contemporary culture.

Dismantling Privilege

Dismantling Privilege

An Ethics of Accountability

  • Author: Mary E. Hobgood
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780829818239
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 210
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Dismantling Privilege serves as a religious and cultural resource for challenging such common misconceptions of assumed privilege and for moving toward a more just society. Hobgood helps people discern the dynamics of class, race, sex-gender, and ecological privilege and oppression that shape us as persons who are also called to accountability and solidarity, virtues recognized by Christianity and all world religions as highly efficient ways of maximizing individual and social well being.

Teaching the Bible

Teaching the Bible

The Discourses and Politics of Biblical Pedagogy

  • Author: Fernando F. Segovia,Mary Ann Tolbert
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780800696986
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 386
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Teaching the Bible Coming to terms with the interpretive revolution- Although the field of biblical studies is bursting with new methods and fresh interpretations, there has been surprisingly little discussion of what these changes mean for the actual task of teaching the Bible. Happily, this volume takes significant first steps in addressing the shifts in classroom pedagogy that the new day in biblical studies urgently demands. Norman K. Gottwald Author of The Hebrew Bible: A Brief Socio-Literary Introduction An absolutely indispensable compendium of resources for charting the changes in the discipline of biblical studies, for exposing the operations of power in past and present interpretations and uses of the Bible, and for discovering a variety of postmodernist and postcolonial pedagogies in the reading and teaching of the Bible in a radically pluralistic age. Abraham Smith Perkins School of Theology, S.M.U. A superb collection of essays on a topic centrally important to theological education and biblical studies. It is an invaluable contribution to the new emancipatory paradigm emerging in biblical studies. Highly accessible, a must reading for anyone in the field. Elisabeth Schssler Fiorenza, Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity Harvard University Divinity School Teaching the Bible engages the problem and opportunity of theological education in the twenty-first century head on. In a tightly crafted series of provocative essays, the work clearly defines the postmodern, postcolonial, culturally enriched challenges facing the academy today. For any student or scholar who wants to engage the postmodern challenge as an innovative opportunity rather than a debilitating crisis, Teaching the Bible is required reading. Brian K. Blount President, Union Theological Seminary-PSCE Fernando F. Segovia is Oberlin Graduate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School. He is author, with Ada Mara Isasi-Daz, of Hispanic Latino Theology: Challenge and Promise (Fortress Press, 1996). Mary Ann Tolbert is George H. Atkinson Professor of Biblical Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She is author of Sowing the Gospel: Mark's World in Literary-Historical Perspective (Fortress Press, 1996). Biblical Studies / Hermeneutics Fortress Press FortressPress.com

Raising White Kids

Raising White Kids

Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America

  • Author: Jennifer Harvey
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 150185643X
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: N.A
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With a foreword by Tim Wise, Raising White Kids is for families, churches, educators, and communities who want to equip their children to be active and able participants in a society that is becoming one of the most racially diverse in the world while remaining full of racial tensions. For white people who are committed to equity and justice, living in a nation that remains racially unjust and deeply segregated creates unique conundrums. These conundrums begin early in life and impact the racial development of white children in powerful ways. What can we do within our homes, communities and schools? Should we teach our children to be “colorblind”? Or, should we teach them to notice race? What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation? Talking about race means naming the reality of white privilege and hierarchy. How do we talk about race honestly, then, without making our children feel bad about being white? Most importantly, how do we do any of this in age-appropriate ways? While a great deal of public discussion exists in regard to the impact of race and racism on children of color, meaningful dialogue about and resources for understanding the impact of race on white children are woefully absent. Raising White Kids steps into that void.

Teaching for a Culturally Diverse and Racially Just World

Teaching for a Culturally Diverse and Racially Just World

  • Author: Eleazar S. Fernandez
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630871389
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 280
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Cultural and ethnic diversity is the reality of our world, and much more so in this age of heightened globalization. Yet, do our ways of doing theological education match with our current reality and hopes for a colorful and just tomorrow? How shall we do theological formation so it helps give birth to a culturally diverse, racially just, and hospitable world? This edited volume gathers the voices of minoritized scholars and their white allies in the profession in response to the above questions. More particularly, this volume gathers the responses of these scholars to the questions: What is the plight of theological education? Who are the teachers? Who are our students? What shall we teach? How shall we teach? How shall we form and lead theological institutions? It is the hope of this volume to contribute to the making of theological education that is hospitably just to difference/s and welcoming of our diverse population, which is our only viable future. When we embody this vision in our daily educational practices, particularly in the training of our future religious leaders, we may help usher in a new, colorful, and just world.

Exploring White Privilege

Exploring White Privilege

  • Author: Robert P. Amico
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315402289
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 160
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Exploring white privilege is an enterprise few of us who identify as white have attempted. White privilege is a foreign territory to us, although an unpleasantly familiar territory to people of color. At first the exploration can seem threatening, frightening and uncomfortable because, like any exploration, it can shatter the way we look at the world and how we understand ourselves. This book is, in part, a personal exploration of the author’s white privilege and how he sought to transcend it. It is also a sociological analysis of white privilege, drawing upon key social science literature. The book is an invaluable tool for personal and group explorations of racial privilege as well as other forms of privilege, including gender. Exploring White Privilege offers an analysis of white privilege as well as numerous examples of systemic white privilege in the U.S. Amico explains the cognitive and emotive factors that play a role in making it difficult for most white Americans to understand, learn and accept the sociological facts about systemic racism. While white privilege is generally understood as a system that benefits white people, Amico investigates the psychological, social and spiritual costs of white privilege to white people. And with a deeper understanding of how white privilege affects us all, questions of moral responsibility and accountability are investigated through personal anecdotes. The author offers a moral argument that is a call to action within our individual spheres of influence. The benefits of such a commitment to action are then explored and compared to the costs of inaction. Exploring white privilege can lead to social change. Amico offers a variety of tools for the reader interested in such explorations of their white privilege.

The End of White Christian America

The End of White Christian America

  • Author: Robert P. Jones
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501122290
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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"The founder and CEO of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and columnist forThe Atlantic describes how white Protestant Christians have declined in influence and power since the 1990s and explores the effect this has had on America,"--NoveList.

Letter from the Birmingham Jail

Letter from the Birmingham Jail

  • Author: Jr. Martin Luther King
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781535599818
  • Category:
  • Page: 26
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Original text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s open letter from jail, written in April 1963.

Reconciliation and Reparation

Reconciliation and Reparation

Preaching Economic Justice

  • Author: Joseph Evans
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780817017965
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 168
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The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but it is plagued by economic inequality-which too often affects people of African descent. Speaking out of the prophetic tradition of W.E.B. DuBois, author Joseph Evans redefines racial reconciliation as economic reparation, a rebalancing of the scales of justice toward the interests of those whom society would marginalize. In Reconciliation and Reparation he issues a clarion call to church leaders to disturb the status quo through a type of biblical preaching that envisions economic justice as the ethical imperative for the twenty-first century. Written from a preacher's perspective and grounded in solid scholarship, this book will arm pastors and seminarians with fresh insights to deliver socially relevant and prophetically compelling messages about this critical issue facing us today. Book jacket.

Theories of Race and Racism

Theories of Race and Racism

A Reader

  • Author: Les Back,John Solomos
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415156721
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 646
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I'm Still Here

I'm Still Here

Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

  • Author: Austin Channing Brown
  • Publisher: Convergent Books
  • ISBN: 1524760862
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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From a powerful new voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female in middle-class white America. Austin Channing Brown's first encounter with a racialized America came at age 7, when she discovered her parents named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. Growing up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, Austin writes, "I had to learn what it means to love blackness," a journey that led to a lifetime spent navigating America's racial divide as a writer, speaker and expert who helps organizations practice genuine inclusion. In a time when nearly all institutions (schools, churches, universities, businesses) claim to value "diversity" in their mission statements, I'm Still Here is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice, in stories that bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric--from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations. For readers who have engaged with America's legacy on race through the writing of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michael Eric Dyson, I'm Still Here is an illuminating look at how white, middle-class, Evangelicalism has participated in an era of rising racial hostility, inviting the reader to confront apathy, recognize God's ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness--if we let it--can save us all.