The Anti-racism Glossary of Terms provides us with shared definitions and terms for talking about anti-racism.
Anti-racism Steps for Individuals, Congregations and Conferences (pdf) offers step-by-step recommendations for an anti-racism process.
Widerstand Consulting Anti-Racism Tutorials for Congregations (pdf), developed by Tobin Miller Shearer. By developing a shared vocabulary, analysis and road map, you will be equipped to begin the work of dismantling racism in your institution.
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is a program tool of Mennonite Church USA for assessing and developing intercultural competence. Qualified administrators can administer the IDI and provide feedback on improving intercultural competence.
The Roots of Justice Anti-racism Process (formerly “Damascus Road”) is a process for teams who are working to dismantle racism within their institution or community. The process can be shaped for Christian faith-based contexts.
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.
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.
Shared Voices, Mennonite Mission Network guidelines for anti-racism and anti-sexism communication
Anti-racism books and resources for/from a Mennonite/Anabaptist perspective
- Anabaptist Anti-Racist Reading List created by the Anabaptist Historians
Anabaptists over the past five hundred years have been deeply entangled with racism and racial violence. The readings highlighted here share a common mission to bring about a more equal church and a more just future.
- Dismantling racism, curated by MC USA Faith Formation
- Anti-racist reading list (pdf) of books published by MennoMedia
- Race, Faith and Money reading list by Everence
- Resources for Antiracist Education by Rachel Watson, Mennonite Central Committee
- Anti-racism resources compiled by CommonWord, Mennonite Church Canada
- 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge by America & Moore, LLC
Books and media
- The Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew Hart and Study Guide
- Set Free: A Journey Toward Solidarity Against Racism by Iris De Leon-Hartshorn, Tobin Miller Shearer, Regina Shands Stoltzfus
- Unsettling the Word: Biblical Experiments in Decolonization edited by Steve Heinrichs
- There Is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America by Vincent Harding
- Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith & Evangelical Culture by Felipe Hinojosa
- Daily Demonstrators: The Civil Rights Movement in Mennonite Homes and Sanctuaries by Tobin Miller Shearer
- Webinar recording: Equipping Ministry for Anti-Racist Change from MennoMedia
- Video: “Jesus Wasn’t White” produced by Mennonite Mission Network’s Peace and Justice Support Network
- Movement Makes Us Human by Joanna Shenk
- Been in the Struggle: Pursuing an Antiracist Spirituality by Regina Shands Stoltzfus and Tobin Miller Shearer
Worship and study resources
- 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.
- “Lamenting for the Doctrine of Discovery” (pdf) worship service, created by MC USA
- Reconciliation Recommendations for Worship
- Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery:
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