The Anti-racism Glossary of Terms provides us with shared definitions and terms for talking about anti-racism.
Webinar Recording: Race, Church and Change from MC USA is a conversation between Mennonites of color about responding to racism within the Mennonite church. It includes a recommended resource list from panelists.
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is a program tool of Mennonite Church USA for assessing and developing intercultural competence, evaluating individuals, groups or organizations as they work toward intercultural competence.
Books and media resources
Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lamenting Racism: a Christian Response to Racial Injustice’ is a six-session video series to explore and practice biblical lament as a powerful way to confront racism.
Dear White Peacemakers – a book on Dismantling Racism with Grit and Grace by Osheta Moore
Talking About Race resources from The National Museum of African American History and Culture
FacingHistory.org uses lessons of history to challenge educators and students to stand up to bigotry and hate
The Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew Hart and Study Guide (pdf)
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing, and Discussion Guide
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi
Movie and study guide: Doctrine of Discovery: In the Name of Christ is a 43-minute documentary, with a study guide, that teaches about the history of the Doctrine of Discovery, its basis in Christian theology, its effects on Indigenous Peoples today, and how we might start to undo it.
The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism is a 12-part docuseries (20 minutes each) that reveals chilling connections between the church and racism throughout American history. Jemar Tisby reveals ways the American church has compromised what the Bible teaches about human dignity and equality, and outlines the kind of bold action needed to forge a future of equality and justice.
Video: “Jesus Wasn’t White” produced by Mennonite Mission Network’s Peace and Justice Support Network
Podcast: Seeing White is a fourteen-part documentary series in which host John Biewen takes a deep dive into the notion of “whiteness,” where it comes from and what it means.
MC USA resources
- News and blogs addressing racial justice
- The MC USA Justice Fund supports MC USA churches that are actively involved in dismantling racism, addressing police brutality, reimagining policing in our society or combating poverty.
- Mennonite Church USA statement on racial injustice
- Prayers of lament: Responding to the violence of racism
- Mennonite Church USA statement on anti-Asian racism and COVID-19
- MC USA statement on commemorating 1619 and slavery’s ongoing impact and legacy
Additional reading lists
Dismantling racism, curated by MC USA Faith Formation
Anti-racism resources compiled by CommonWord, Mennonite Church Canada
Resources for Anti-racism Education by Rachel Watson, Mennonite Central Committee