Racial Justice Resources

Our partner state public policy office, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania, has compiled a comprehensive list of racial justice resources for Lutherans.

The Southeastern Minnesota Synod hosted a fall theological conference in early November of 2018, the theme of which was ” Dismantling White Supremacy: Building Beloved Community.” Below are a list of resources recommended to conference attendees:

  • Brown, Austin Channing. (2018) I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. Convergent Press, New York.
  • DiAngelo, Robin. (2016) What does it mean to be White? Developing White Racial Literacy, rev. ed. Peter Lang Publishing, New York.
  • DiAngelo, Robin. (2018) White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for White People to talk about Racism. Beacon Press, Boston.
  • Irving, Debby. (2014) Waking up White . . . and Finding Myself in the Story of Race. Elephant Room Press, Cambridge, MA.
  • Oluo, Ijeoma. (2018) So you want to talk about Race. Seal Press, New York.
  • Shin, Sun Yung, ed. (2016) A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. MNHS Press, St. Paul.
  • Williams, Reggie L. (2014) Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance. Baylor UP, Waco, TX.

In addition, the #CharlestonSyllabus was developed to provide resources to understand the circumstances and history behind the murders of nine African American parishioners attending a Bible study by a white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015. It includes many resources related to race and racism in South Carolina and the United States.

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