Below is a short collection of resources and perspectives to explore as we all seek ways to live out our promise to "strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being".
Sermon by the Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde at the National Washington Cathedral Sunday June 7, 2020
It’s Never Too Soon to Talk about Race in Your Church - article and audio interview with Jemar Tisby
The Ongoing Cycle of Violence Against Black Americans by the Rev. Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas, Pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Jericho, Vermont
10 Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide - Southern Poverty Law Center
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War; PBS 4-part series
Resources for talking with kids about race, racism and racialized violence
31 Children’s Books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
For Some Christians Talking about Race Is Tough and Long Overdue - article from the Washington Post, July 19, 2016
Traces of the Trade - View clips from the site. If interested, we can order the full length version. In the feature documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide.
Our Vermont Diocese also has a page dedicated to resources -
Racial Healing & Reconciliation: The call to pray and act for racial reconciliation is integral to our witness https://diovermont.org/racial-healing/