The Racial Justice Task Team was created to carry out the Cadman Resolution adopted at the 2020 NACCC annual meeting. The NACCC is committed to providing resources for the local church to discuss the challenging/difficult/painful subject of racism in a safe space. We are providing these resources in order to share information and experiences, so that individuals might learn more and have ongoing discussions in their local churches, as is the Congregational Way.

RJTT Bible Studies

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

Who is My Neighbor, Luke 10:25-37 by Rev. Dr. Mary E. Biedron

Why Should I Love My Neighbor, Luke 10:27 by Cynthia Hardy

Print Resources

Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope by Esau McCauley

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

CNN – Reality Check Report on Christian Nationalism – by Jon Avlon with Amanda Tyler

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

Movie – Monster (2018)

Movie – 42 (2013)

Movie – Something the Lord Made (2004)

Movie – Red Tails (2012)

Documentary – Coded Bias (2020)

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