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:
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)
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