The Racial Justice Task Team was created to carry out the Cadman Resolution adopted at the 2020 NACCC annual meeting. If your church is interested in discussing racial justice in a safe and healing setting, the Task Team offers webinars, reading materials, and other resources for your congregation.

Print Resources

Nazareth? – A discussion-based Bible study lesson plan focused on John 1:43-51 by Rev. Rob Fredrickson

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, Robin Miles

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee

The Last House on the Street: A Novel by Diane Chamberlain

Video Resources

PBS Series – The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Online Resources

Article – The Roosevelt Project: Driving Toward Environmental Justice and Health

Article – Mason, Tennessee asked to surrender its charter or face state takeover by Mike Suriani w/CBS News

Article – Chicago teens open up about race, stereotypes and dating by Susie An, Adriana Cardona-Maguigad

NACCC Webinars

March 14, 2021 – Chronicles

March 21, 2021 – Conversations

March 28, 2021 – Our Christian Faith

Archives

Article – Anti-Racism in the Renewing of Christian Worship by The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

Article – Talking About Race: Community Building by The National Museum of African American History & Culture

Podcast – Revisionist History: State v Johnson by Malcolm Gladwell

TV Miniseries – Roots (1977) with Small Group Discussion Guides

Documentary Film – 13th (2016)

Movie – Just Mercy (2019)

Documentary Film – I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody: The Making of a Black Theologian by James H. Cone

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Harden

Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson

Suggested Resources from the Racial Justice Task Team

How to Collaborate With Your Local College or University

Love, Forgiveness and… Racism? A university collaboration summary

The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song – Now streaming on PBS

Inviting Local Police Officers To Your Church Event

Article: Three Historical Phrases Still Relevant Today, Rev. Rob Fredrickson