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Some Resources on Racism and Justice

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The conversation of racism and justice is one we want to enter into as a church body. In light of Pastor Steve’s sermon this past Sunday on Galatians 3:23-29, we’ve compiled a set of resources to help us all learn more about the topics of racism and justice. While there are many more resources we could share, these things to watch, things to read, and things to do are a great starting point.

Additionally, we want you to know that on July 12 we will begin a special three-part sermon series called Undividedin conjunction with several other area churches. Our hope is that this initiative will allow our churches to respond by holding up the gospel of Jesus Christ as the answer to the problems of our day.

We are excited to begin that series soon and hope the resources below prove helpful to you!


Things To Watch

Dr. Tony Evans Speaks from His Heart About Social Justice

Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, shares how the loss of precious lives due to racism is indicative of a larger cultural and spiritual pandemic. The devolution of our society is drastically different from the way God intends us to live. Justice and righteousness should be hand in hand. It's time for prayer, for hearts to change, and for all of us to work together.

Holy Post - Race in America

Phil Vischer is creator of Veggie Tales (and voice of Bob the Tomato). In this video, he takes a serious tone, discussing the history of racial injustice in America and why people are so angry about it.

A Historical Introduction to Racism in SC Churches

Peet Dickensen IV, Rector of The Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul in downtown Charleston, examines the history of racism in his church and other churches in South Carolina.

Things To Read

Articles

Hope of a Black Father

Josh Hall, staff member at Seacoast Church, shares his experience dealing with racism as a College of Charleston student.

Racial Reconciliation May Not Be What You Think

Rich Villodas, Lead Pastor at New Life Fellowship in Queens, NY, explains what racial reconciliation is not - and how you can strive to be a part of genuine reconciliation.

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

This letter, written by Martin Luther King Jr. to white pastors in 1963, has striking parallels to the present day.

Kids Books

Happy in Our Skin

This book by Fran Manushkin is all about celebrating diversity.

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

This is a great overview of Civil Rights Movement by Doreen Rappaport.

Let them Play

This is the story of the Cannon Street YMCA baseball team in downtown Charleston by Margo Theis Raven. 

Different

This book was written by Chris Singleton, whose mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, was one of the victims of the 2015 Emanuel AME shooting.

 

Things To Do

Take a Prayer Walk Downtown

Pray for our city and for racial reconcilation with this Prayer Walk Guide we've created. It begins at Citadel Square and that takes you through some important stops before ending at Emanuel AME.

Tour the Old Slave Mart and Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon

These are two stops on the prayer walk.

 


If you have any questions or want to view more resources click here or reach out to us!