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If you are brand new to the work of racial justice and reconciliation, start with these books:

If you want to study what the Bible says about justice, this Bible study can be used as an individual or in a group:

If you're ready to start taking action, these resources will help you have practical and theological frameworks for the work:

If you have some knowledge of the history of race in America and want to fill in some of the gaps in your understanding, we recommend these resources:

If you would like to understand your racial identity or what it means to be in the racial group assigned to you, read these books:

If you are a parent and want to be equipped to teach and talk with your children about race, these resources will help:

If you want to learn more from trusted organizations working on racial justice and reconciliation, explore these websites:

  • Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Read their reports on slavery, lynching, and segregation to learn more about the history of race in America.
  • Be the Bridge empowers people and culture toward racial healing, equity, and reconciliation. They primarily operate from a Christian perspective. The website includes a variety of resources and educational opportunities as well as suggestions on how to take action in light of recent events.

* These books are written from a Christian perspective.