Racial Division is a Reality in Our Country - A study by Rev. B. Keith Haney. Pull back the covers over the racial issues that have divided our country. One Nation Under God, Healing Racial Divides in America is a downloadable study to understand differences and recognize that we are all mad in the image of God. Download this CPH resource here.
Synodical Resources: LCMS Black Ministry promotes faithfulness to theology that is contextually holistic, touching lives with the Gospel through mercy care in the context of daily experiences. Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray, Jr. shares the following LCMS resources and responses to recent events:
- Racism: A Chrisitan Response - the LCMS page webpage on social issues and racism, read more.
- A Prayer for Peace in Our Nation(Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison)
- Statement on the death of George Floyd and the ensuing riots
- Black Clergy Caucus Statement on George Floyd(Unofficial Opinion, Not Doctrinally Reviewed
- Racism: A Christian Response
- Racism and the Church (CTCR Document)
- 2019 Synod Convention Resolution 11-04A(To Affirm the Common Humanity of All People and Ethnicities; See Convention Proceedings page 216-218)
- One Nation Under God: Healing Racial Divides in America(Concordia Publishing House)
- Racism, Dealing With It(Concordia Seminary St. Louis)
- Confronting Social Injustice and Loving Our Neighbors(KFUO Radio; The Coffee Hour)
- Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?(Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
- Explaining Difficult Things to Children: Violence(Dr. Kim Marxhausen)
- 15 Classroom Resources for Discussing Racism, Policing, and Protest(Education Week)
- Talking with Kids About Racism(Relevant Children’s Ministry)
- Tony Evans: How to be a Part of the Solution, Not Just the Complaint(Church Leaders)
- follow LCMS Black Ministry on facebook here.
Resources from Augsburg Fortress has resources on race, religion, and working for justice. The following link includes many books by people of color along with a curriculum from Sparkhouse that equips adults to have meaningful and transformative conversations about race. Read more and link to resources