study guides

Troubling the Waters for Healing of the Church
Troubling the Waters for Healing of the Church is a resource that is developed specifically for White congregational members and others to help them understand the role that White privilege and internalized White superiority has had in shaping their own attitudes, belief systems, cultures and those of the church and society at large. This resource has been designed by White people for White people to equip them with tools that will aid them in addressing and breaking the cycle of socialization that perpetuates racism and sustains an exclusive church. The resource will help White congregational members or groups to embark on a journey of learning from one another as well as from people of color who may enter the river of conversations with them as time goes on. The resource is broken down into 18 sessions starting with the Advent season and ending with Pentecost.

6-0002-2031-6
Price per copy $35.00
Available through: Augsburg Fortress 800 / 328-4648

Breaking the Bonds: A Workshop on Internalized Racial Oppression
Breaking the Bonds is an internalized racial oppression resource. Facilitators of this process would lead individuals through a process that will help them to get in touch with the negative messages they have internalized about themselves and others over the years from the oppressive system of racism.

6-0001-7445-4
Price per copy $19.95
Available through: Augsburg Fortress 800 / 328-4648

Even the Stones Will Cry Out for Justice: An Adult Forum on Institutionalized Racism
A powerful new resource for congregations who want to reach out to and embrace people of all races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. This resource provides biblical illustrations of how racism separates us form what God calls us to be: challenges and stimulates with questions, vignettes, and discussion topics; and encourages change as members challenge the obstacles racism presents. Recognizing racism is the first step to abolishing it. Even the Stones Will Cry Out for Justice contains everything leaders need to conduct a three or five session Bible study or a one-day retreat.

6-0001-0761-7
Price per copy $4.95
Available through: Augsburg Fortress 800 / 328-4648

The Family of God
This video and leader’s guide will help pre-adolescents discuss racism and share personal feelings. Focusing on biblical stories, children are encouraged to value themselves as God’s children. This resource is best used in small groups that meet regularly, such as Sunday school.

Code: 69-3726
Price: $20.00
Available through: The ELCA Distribution Service 800 / 328-4648

Lazarus at the Gate
This resource will provide you with an analysis of the construct that maintains both wealth and poverty in America. It contains information, Bible studies, bibliographies and some network referrals for doing work among people in poverty.
Item No: 9786000219499
Price per copy $12.00
Available through: Augsburg Fortress 800 / 328-4648

No Hate Allowed
A compilation of biblical reflection, stories, information and resources for congregations or other groups interested in responding to hate crimes in their community.

 

 

Code: English: 69-7007, Spanish: 69-7008
Price: $4.00
Available through: The ELCA Distribution Service 800 / 328-4648

 

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