Where Do We Turn in Such a Time as This?

June 10, 2020

We’ve been listening and praying. We firmly believe that it is our responsibility to do the hard work of interrogating our nation’s history of racism in order to truly grasp the deadly ramifications of these social ills and structural sins.

Photo: James Williams, Resident Campolo Fellow and Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Philadelphia participating in Philadelphia’s protests last week.

Please join us in praying and working toward naming and repenting of these sins and dismantling the ideologies and institutions that support racism.

We’ve gathered the following list of helpful resources from Tony’s students and Eastern alums:

Bryan Stevenson

Interview with Fareed Zakaria On GPS: The path ahead for race relations in the US (May 31, 2020)

Bryan Stevenson on the Frustration Behind the George Floyd Protests (Interview with The New Yorker, June 1, 2020)

Interview with BBC (June 2, 2020)

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (book)

Just Mercy Interview with Eastern Magazine

Just Mercy (feature film currently available for free as an educational resource)

Equal Justice Initiative

Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

Becoming Brave: Finding the Courage to Persue Racial Justice Now (forthcoming)

A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race (forward by Tony Campolo)

The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change

Roadmap to Reconciliation (curriculum and implementation guide)

Dr. Howard C. Stevenson

Why We Must Breathe: Racial Literacy as Nonviolence for Heart, Body, Mind, & Soul (Eastern University’s Windows on the World Lecture, February 21, 2020)

Rev. Steven Lawrence and Dr. Malcolm T. Byrd

NewCORE: A New Conversation on Race and Ethnicity

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Rev. Dr. William Barber III

Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion 

Free to Be Bound: Church Beyond the Color Line

Tony Campolo and Rev. Dr. Michael Battle

Church Enslaved: A Spirituality for Racial Reconciliation