Helpful Resources

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Helpful Resources

Multi-media

  • Multi-ethnicity is Worth the Effort is an interview with Nikki Toyama-Szeto who urges Christian churches and campus groups to go beyond superficial dialogue and create space for true transformation in Christ.
  • PBS Documentary: Race the Power of an Illusion
  • Teaching Tolerance: A website dedicated to fighting racism on campuses of all types.
  • Anti-Defamation League: A website with information about combating religious bigotry and hate.
  • Not in Our Town Campaign: A website about community action steps to encourage diversity.
  • Paper Clips (DVD) is an inspiring documentary appropriate for classroom or for group discussion. Whitwell, Tenn., is a small, rural community of less than two thousand people nestled in the mountains of Tennessee. Its citizens are almost exclusively white and Christian. In 1998, the children of Whitwell Middle School took on an inspiring project, launched out of their principal's desire to help her students open their eyes to the diversity of the world beyond their insulated valley. What happened would change the students, their teachers, their families and the entire town forever. and eventually open hearts and minds around the world.

Duke Divinity Schools Center for Reconciliation
Resources for Reconciliation Book Series:

  • Reconciling All Things
  • Living Gently in a Violent World
  • Welcoming Justice
  • Friendship at the Margins
  • Forgiving As We’ve Been Forgiven
  • Living without Enemies
  • Making Peace with the Land

Other Books

  • Being White (IVP)
    by Paula Harris and Doug Schaupp unpacks what it means to be white and how to build authentic relationships with people from other races and ethnicities.
  • A Transforming Vision: Multiethnic fellowship in college and in the Church
    by Paul Sorrentino (Doorlight Publications) demonstrates why Christian communities should be multiethnic and provides a practical vision of how that can take place.
  • More Than Equals (IVP)
    by Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice describes their journey of racial healing for the sake of the gospel.
  • “Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”
    by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.
  • “Can We Talk about Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation”
    by Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.
  • “Divided By Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America”
    by Michael Emerson & Christian Smith
  • “The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change leads to Social Change”
    by Brenda Salter McNeil
  • “A Credible Witness: Reflections on Power, Evangelism and Race”
    by Brenda Salter McNeil 
  • “Neither Jew nor Gentile: Exploring Issues of Racial Diversity on Protestant College Campuses”
    by George Yancy