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Racial Justice reading list


The following books are related to Racial Justice from a theological perspective, and will be helpful to ministers and others who want to explore and reflect on matters of racial justice.
 
IsGodColourBlind Is God Colour Blind?
Author: Anthony G. Reddie
Published by: SPCK, 2020 ( Republished end of July)
Level: Accessible
 
ChristianImagination The Christian Imagination
Author: Willie James Jennings
Published by: Yale University Press, 2011
Level: Academic
 
DearWhiteChristians Dear White Christians
Author: Jennifer Harvey 
Published by: Eerdmans, 2014
Level: Accessible-Academic
 
InterruptingWhitePrivilege Interrupting White Privilege
Editors: Laurie M Cassidy and Alex Mikiluch
Published by: Orbis, 2007
Level: Academic-Accessible
 
YouAreMine You Are Mine
Author: Alison Webster 
Published by: SPCK, 2009
Level: Accessible
 
TheCrossLynchingTree The Cross and the Lynching Tree
Author: James H Cone 
Published by: Orbis Orbis, 2013
Level: Academic
 
SaidIWasntGonnaTellNobody I Said I wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody
Author: James H Cone 
Published by: Orbis, 2018
Level: Academic-Accessible
 
WeNeedToTalkAboutRace We Need To Talk About Race: Understanding the Black Experience In White Majority Churches
Author: Ben Lindsay 
Published by: SPCK, 2019
Level: Accessible
 
Pharaohs Pharaohs on Both Sides of the Blood Red Waters
Author: Allan Boesak 
Published by: Cascade, 2017
Level: Academic-Accessible
 
GhostShip Ghost Ship
Author: AD France-Williams 
Published by: SCM Press, July 2020
Level: Accessible
 
SilentRacism Silent Racism
Author: Barbara Trepagnier
Published by: Routledge, 2010 (2nd edition)
 
WhyImNoLongerTalking Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Author: Reni Eddo-Lodge
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018
 
MeAndWhiteSupremacy Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World
Authors: Layla Saad and Robin DiAngelo
Published by: Quercus, January 2020
 
UnitedByFaith United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation As an Answer to the Problem of Race
Author: Curtiss Paul DeYoung
Published by: Oxford University Press, 2003
 
ComingTogether21stCentury Coming Together in the 21st Century: The Bible's Message in an Age of Diversity
Author: Curtiss Paul DeYoung
Published by: Judson Press, 2009
 
   
Other resources  
   
BenLindsayWebinar COVID 19, Disproportionate BAME Impact and the White Led Church Response
Ben Lindsay, CEO of the charity Power the Fight which empowers communities to end youth violence, author of We Need To Talk About Race - Understanding the Black Experience In White Majority Churches and a pastor in London, hosts a discussion and Q&A looking at the challenges, solutions and tangible steps to address the racial inequalities highlighted by COVID-19.  Other contributors include Robert Beckford, Elizabeth Henry, Sharon Prentis, Chris Shannahan and Rob Wickham.
 
Grauniad The racism that killed George Floyd was built in Britain
Article in The Guardian by Afua Hirsch (3 June 2020)
 
GoodBlackNews What I said when my white friend asked for my black opinion on white privilege
An article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson, Editor-in-Chief of Good Black News which shares 'The Good Things Black People Do, Give and Receive All Over The World'
 
BBCNewsnight The Need For Change Is Overdue: Racism is not just an American problem
BBC Newsnight interview with the broadcaster and podcaster George the Poet
 
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Helpful reading material for ministers and others wanting to explore the issue of racial justice
Response from our General Secretary to the situation in the USA
Prayers written by Pamela Searle and Mary Taylor - members of our Racial Justice Hub
Statement from Baptists Together Core Leadership Team
Two prayers of lament in response to injustice