ANTI-RACISM MUST-READS! Joseph Barndt's Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying Toward Wholeness (2011)
“Christians addressing racism in American society must begin with a frank assessment of how race figures in the churches themselves, leading activist Joseph argues. This practical and important volume extends the insights of Barndt’s earlier, more general work to address the race situation in the churches and to equip people there to be agents for change in and beyond their church communities.”
For Episcopalians who want to engage more deeply in anti-racism from a faith-based context, we have developed a mini-course based on Joseph Barndt’s book.
BECOMING AN ANTI-RACIST CHURCH CURRICULUM from the Diocesan website:
“Becoming an Anti-Racist Church” is a new mini-course designed to give participants a chance to review and unpack the concepts and vocabulary introduced in the two-day Racial Equity Institute (REI) Phase I anti-racism workshop. It has also been modified to allow participation from those who have not attended the REI training. The curriculum was developed and is offered by Episcopalians United Against Racism, a collaborative partnership that includes the diocesan Bishop’s Committee for Racial Justice and Reconciliation.
We have also found Joseph Barndt’s previous book Understanding and Dismantling Racism: The Twenty-First Century Challenge to White America (2007) to be an excellent supplementary resource.