Welcome to the Racial Justice Resource Page!
At Holy Nativity, we are committed to the work of racial justice because of our scriptural and theological convictions. We believe that God calls us to work on behalf of making things right, so that all humans—ALL HUMANS—can flourish and live abundant lives. Our societal systems, as they stand, do not provide for this reality. So, with the Spirit working in and through us, we are doing what we can to lift up voices that honor our sisters and brothers of color and dismantle systems that oppress them. If you are hoping to become more educated about systemic racism and what you might do to work for change, check out these resources!
Start here, with these articles written by people of color explaining how we can help:
If you are looking to understand the concept of white privilege, here is an article written by one of the first social scientist to flesh the concept out:
If you want to learn more, check out these articles, videos, and websites:
Here are some helpful suggestions for children’s books to explore the idea of race and lift up black culture. In the second link, books are read out loud for you!
And here are several books to guide your learning:
How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson
Me and White Supremacy, Layla F. Saad
Dear Church, Lenny Duncan
A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn
The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, Beverly Daniel Tatum
The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson