The Biblical Justice Ministry Teams serves to:
1) Move the congregation and community towards God’s vision for shalom and justice,
2) Address systems of racial, gender, and economic injustice within our community through education, advocacy, and experience,
3) Prepare our congregation to give an open-hearted welcome to all people.
For more information and upcoming events, contact Dr. Heidi Cao at email@example.com
RACE & FAITH
Fuller Theological Seminary. "Reconciling Race." Fuller Magazine, Issue 4, 2015.
Leonce Crump, III. "It's Time to Listen: Will White Evangelicals Ever Acknowledge Systematic Injustice?" Christianity Today. 21 August 2014.
Jenee Desmond-Harris. "How Not to Panic When Your Toddler Sounds a Little Racist." 26 February 2014.
Nadia Kim. "Asian Americans' Experience of 'Race' & Racism." Handbooks of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations. Springer US. 2007.
Peggy McIntosh. "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack." 1989.
Michael Omi and Howard Winant, eds. Racial Formation in the United States, Second Edition, 1994, 3-13.
Sojourners. "How #BlackLivesMatter Changed My Theology" series. 2015.
Ed Stetzer. “A Decision in Ferguson: How Should Evangelicals Respond?” Christianity Today. 24 November 2014.
Beverly Daniel Tatum. “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” Basic Books; 5th Anniversary revised edition, 2003.
Townsend et al. “Being Mixed: Who Claims a Biracial Identity.” Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Vol. 18-1, 2012, 91-96.
Churches and Conversations on Race. Race and Ethics Newsweekly. PBS. 12 Dec. 2014.
Race: The Power of an Illusion. California Newsreel. PBS.
Alex Dang. “What kind of Asian are you?“
Javon Johnson. “Cuz He’s Black.“
Tia Nache. “I Can’t Breathe.“
Tia Nache. “My Son.“
Chimamanda Adichie. “The danger of a single story.“
Bryan Stevenson. “We need to talk about an injustice.“
Visit CCDA Online and learn about their philosophy of reconciliation.
Visit Igniting a Reconciliation Movement, Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil’s website.
Explore the resources at Race the Power of an Illusion.
Take an Online Race Perceptions Test.
ON FIRST NATIONS/INDIGENOUS PEOPLE…
ON LATINO/A & CHICANA IDENTITIES…
Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz. Mujerista Theology: A Theology for the Twenty-First Century.
ON MIXED IDENTITY…
Sundee Tucker Frazier. Check All That Apply: Finding Wholeness as a Multiracial Person.
ON BLACK IDENTITY…
Charisse Jones and Kumea Shorter-Gooden. Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America.
Delores Williams. Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk.
ON WHITE IDENTITY…
Paula Harris and Doug Schaupp. Being White: Finding Our Place in a Multiethnic World.
ON ASIAN-AMERICAN IDENTITY…
Nikki Toyama-Szeto, Tracey Gee, Jeanette Yep, Kathy Khang, Christie Heller de Leon, Asifa A. Dean (eds). More Than Serving Tea: Asian American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership and Faith.
M. Sydney Park, Soong-Chan Rah, Al Tizon (eds). Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations.
OTHER GOOD READS…
Martin Luther King, Jr. Strength to Love.
Ronald Takaki. A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America.
Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith. Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America.
Curtis DeYoung, Michael O. Emerson, George Yancey, Karen Chai Kim. United by Faith, The Multiracial Congregation As an Answer to the Problem of Race.
Charmaine Wijeyesinghe and Bailey Jackson (eds). New Perspectives on Racial Identity Development.
George Yancey. Beyond Racial Gridlock: Embracing Mutual Responsibility.
Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson. The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change.
Soong-Chan Rah. Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church.
Toni Morrison. The Bluest Eye.
Victor Villasenor. Rain of Gold.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Americanah.
Amy Tan. The Joy Luck Club.
Alice Walker. The Color Purple.
Chang-rae Lee. Native Speaker.
James McBride. The Good Lord Bird.
Nora Zeale Hurston. Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
David Guterson. Snow Falling on Cedars.
Maya Angelou. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Jhumpa Lahiri. The Namesake.IMMIGRATION
For resources to support immigrant & refugee communities, click here.