Let sadness become determination.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
RESOURCES FROM OLD SOUTH CHURCH IN BOSTON & THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
- Rev. Nancy S. Taylor’s Letter to White Members of the Old South Church Congregation
- Otis Moss III sermon on the death of Ahmaud Arbery – “The Cross and the Lynching Tree” preached at Trinity UCC, Chicago IL, Sunday, May 17, and the UCC sponsored panel discussion that followed
- National officers of the United Church of Christ, “Lynching Justice in America”
- Rev. Pamelajune Anderson, ed. Between a Rock and Hard Places: Our [African American] Journey Before and Beyond the 1957 Merger of the United Church of Christ
- Rev. Jennifer Harvey, Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation (United Church of Christ, UCC Racial Justice Ministries)
- Rev. Jennifer Harvey, Disrupting White Supremacy from Within: White People on What We Need to Do (United Church of Christ, UCC Racial Justice Ministries)
- Rev. Jennifer Harvey, Raising White Kids: Brining up Children in a Racially Unjust America, (United Church of Christ, UCC Racial Justice Ministries)
- Marilyn Kendrix, Bridge Conference Minister, “There are Precious Few Good Police” – "There are precious few good police. I know that this is a provocative statement, but I urge you to read on before you make your decision about this reflection. In order to put some context to this statement, I want to take you through a timeline of my childhood. I want you to think about this statement using my worldview as a lens."
- Dr. Donique McIntosh, Minister for Racial Justice for the Southern New England Conference UCC, “A Reflection on Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder and Racism”
- UCC Sacred Conversations on Race
- UCC Justice and Peace Action Network
- UCC Our Faith, Our Vote
- Dawn Turner, Connecting the pandemic and the protests for white audiences
- Systemic Racism Explained
- On December 14, 2014, shortly after Michael Brown's death, Trinity United Church of Christ held safety forums with a variety of law professionals for our youth and their parents. An important infographic, "10 Rules of Survival If Stopped by the Police,” developed by David Miller (founder of the Dare to be King Project) was shared, and, in partnership with CTS, WFYI, Trinity UCC, and SALT, those rules were used to create this moving short film.
- The Story of Access, by Firelight Films NYC
- Unpacking the Term "People of Color"
- BOSTON'S APOLLO: THOMAS MCKELLER AND JOHN SINGER SARGENT - Exhibit at the Gardner Museum through September 2020
- James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
- *James H. Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree
- Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
- Susan E. Davies & Sister Paul Teresa Hennessee, eds., Ending Racism in the Church
- *Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility
- *Michael Eric Dyson, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
- Henry Louis Gates, The Trials of Phillis Wheatley
- Kerry K. Greenidge, Black Radical
- *Drew G. I. Hart, Trouble I’ve Seen, Changing the Way the Church Views Racism
- *Ibram X. Kendi, How to be an Antiracist
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love
- Jelani Memory, A Kid’s Book About Racism
- Otis Moss III, Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World: Finding Hope in an Age of Despair
- Michele Obama, Becoming
- *Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race
- Lorraine Elena Roses, Black Bostonians and the Politics of Culture, 1920-1940
- Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy
- *Jemar Tisby, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism
- *Jim Wallis, America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America
- Raphael G. Warnock, The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety and Public Witness
- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (2013). Nigerian author Adichie won the 2013 U.S. National Book Critics Circle Fiction award.
- Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Water Dancer: A Novel
- Tayari Jones, An American Marriage: A Novel
- Kiley Reid, Such a Fun Age
- Claudia Rankine, Citizen, An American Lyric. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and other honors.
- Boston Globe Spotlight Team, “Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.” (2017) (Old South honored Adrian Walker who was a contributing writer.)
- Kerner Commission – Summary, full report and related information
- Debbie Irving, 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challege
- Eric Ward, “Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism” (article)
- Wee the People – a Boston-based social justice project for children ages 4-12.
- Michael Harriot, How to Be a Better White Person in 2020 (article)
- Erna Kim Hackett, "Why I Stopped Talking About Racial Reconciliation and Started Talking About White Supremacy" (article)