At ACF our mission is to enable the seeker of purpose, meaning and truth to know, love and serve Jesus Christ. We firmly believe that is our call in all things – including how we interact and treat our fellow humans. The matter of race relations matters to God.
Then, check out the resources below that will help you know, love and serve Jesus in taking steps to heal racial wounds where we live.
ASK ANY QUESTION – If you missed the JULY 29th session with Reverend Dr. Daryl Horton (hosted by Pastor Will Davis, Jr.), you can view it on Facebook.
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACISM – “TALKING CIRCLES” – Sign up to engage in your own talking circle.
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by LaTasha Morrison
One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love by John Perkins. Learn about John’s story and the experiences that made him dedicate his life to sharing the Gospel in this 20-minute video, “Redemption.”
The Third Option by Miles McPherson
God’s Very Good Idea by Trillia Newbell
Colorfull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us by Ms. Dorena Williamson
Explore RightNow Media’s digital library using “racism and racial reconciliation” in the search field. Get your free account here. Recommendations:
The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby is a 12-session study that looks at the American church’s complicity in racism. The video sessions are free, and the optional book and discussion guide are available for purchase. Also available on Amazon Prime for streaming.
Race, Justice and the Church is a 30-minute talk by Eric Mason from the 2017 RightNow Media conference.
MLK50 features 16 different speakers and sessions from The Gospel Coalition’s special event in 2018, “MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop.”
Oneness Embraced by Tony Evans is a 6-session study that provides a biblical understanding of the kingdom foundation of “oneness” by detailing why we don’t have it, what we need to do to get it, and what it will look like when we live it. The videos are free and the optional book is available for purchase.
That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
– Why History Matters with Mike Kelsey and Jemar Tisby
– What Do We Do Now? with Mike Kelsey, Jordan Rice and Lauren Allgood
– Q&A with Mike Kelsey and Friends
Life Anew Provides training in restorative justice practices for school, municipalities, corporations, faith-based communities and law enforcement. One approach they use are “talking circles” which bring people of different backgrounds and experiences together to provide healing and understanding.
Be the Bridge Provides resources, training and guides for groups that empower a culture towards healing, equity and racial reconciliation. In addition to providing lots of resources and equipping community groups, they have an online community on Facebook and a podcast.
The Witness Foundation The Witness is a black Christian collective that engages issues of religion, race, justice, and culture from a biblical perspective. They are changing the way Christians engage the church and the world by challenging them to think and act according to the holistic message of Christ. They consciously draw on the expansive black church tradition to address matters of personal faith while also speaking to issues of public righteousness. They believe that the Christian message applies not only to our eternity but also to our present-day circumstances and lived reality.