Racial Reconciliation Resources

“Love your neighbor as yourself”
Mark 12:31

Racial Reconciliation Resources

What does love for our neighbors, our sisters and brothers in the Black community look like? We believe it has to begin with listening and learning from their experience. Until we listen and learn, there can be no possibility of healing the divisions that exist in our society. To help us as a church in this process, we’ve compiled a list of resources that, if we have the ears to hear, will allow us to listen to and have compassion for the experience of the Black community in our nation.

Here’s our encouragement, pick one or two of these resources and ask the Spirit to give you a heart and mind to compassionately understand an experience that’s different than your own. You should be aware that not all these resources come from a Christian perspective or align with SCBC’s theological distinctives. That’s ok! You’re not required to like or agree with everything you hear and it doesn’t make you wrong if you don’t agree with everything. The important thing is to listen and try to understand with compassion.

Websites:

Videos:

Movies:

  • Just Mercy
  • The Hate You Give

Podcasts:

Articles:

Critical Race Theory and the Gospel

Young Adult/Childrens Resources:

  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Books:

  • Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison
  • Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman
  • The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby
  • Reading While Black by Esau McCaulley
  • Disunity in Christ by Christina Cleveland
  • Reconstructing the Gospel by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Not a Christian Book)