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Undoing Racism Resources

Updated: Dec 29, 2020

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".

Reaffirming Our Renunciation of Evil: A Message from Bishop Shannon

VT Digger Interview with Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown on racism and grief

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

A People’s History of the United States or A Young People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn

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.

The has a great section dedicated to offering many more resources for racial reconciliation and justice and can be found here.

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

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