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Count Your Blessings in Color (Paraclete) with Sybil MacBeth is a gratitude coloring book with inspirational quotes.  View a sample and more templates, including maps of the United States to use for prayer.

World Trust, producer of equity and diversity films like Cracking the Codes, offers How to Talk to Your Kids about Race, a two-hour home study with film clips, activities, and resources.  A new film, Healing Justice, is forthcoming.  Contact the RCC for more resources on race and privilege.

Today, Lucy Moore will introduce Messy Church in a free video chat from the Wisconsin and Ohio Conferences of the UCC.  The Faith Formation Forum is recorded and archived.

The current issue of Circuit Rider focuses on How Race, Gender, and Other Diversities Affect Your Ministry.  Articles include Theology and Vulnerability from Karoline Lewis and Facilitating Difficult Conversations, an excerpt from the forthcoming DVD study, Holding Up Your Corner: Talking About Race in Your Community (Abingdon) by F. Willis Johnson.

Standing Rock Solidarity Network has produced a Resource Packet for allies.  Creation Justice Ministries gathers Christian faith statements, calls to action, and film clips.

Water Justice is the theme of Trinity Institute 2017, which will feature Jeffrey Sachs.  Resources include an Advent video curriculum.  See our growing list of new and notable resources for Advent and Christmas.

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In Belonging and Becoming (IVP), Mark and Lisa Scandrette offer guidance on creating a thriving family culture.  A group learning guide is included.

Kenda Creasy Dean will speak on Friendship, Commitment & Integrity on November 2 in Yale Youth Ministry Institute’s Lunch & Lecture Series.  Upcoming speakers include Courtney Goto, Andrew Root, Almeda M. Wright and Anne Streaty Wimberly.  The events are livestreamed and available for playback.

Sarah Griffith Lund is the plenary speaker for Mental Health and the Faith Community’s Response, a conference at Springhouse Ministry Center in Minneapolis November 11-12.  Lund’s Blessed Are the Crazy (Chalice) is accompanied by a study guide and resources for faith leaders.  Mental Health Ministries provides video resources and more.

Joining Matt and Lucy’s Version Births, That Starry Night is a Christmas musical from Living the Questions.  Find more pageant options on our growing list of new and notable resources for Advent and Christmas.

Tom Berlin, author of The Generous Church:  A Guide for Pastors (Abingdon), posts People Want to Attend a Generous Church at the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.  The Lewis Center presents resources on giving and generosity, including a list of 50 Ways to Encourage Faithful Giving.

Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation is on exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  Tours, special events, and a downloadable introduction for teachers are available.

First Thursday Evenings at the Resource Center for Churches:
Monthly meetings of leaders in ministry with young people provide key learning and support, but many people are unable to attend during the day.  The Resource Center for Churches is open First Thursday evenings for faith formation leaders to check new resources, address questions and meet peers across denominations.  Church staff and volunteers are welcome to drop in between 6:30 and 8pm on Thursday, November 3 and every First Thursday of the program year.  We are located in the Minnesota Church Center at 122 W Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.
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The RCC updates our New and Notable for Advent and Christmas list as seasonal resources appear.  All Creation Waits:  The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings (Paraclete) by Gayle Boss includes 25 images of wild animals paired with short reflections.  Ahlan wa Sahlan! Welcome! Advent Stories for Children is a free curriculum from Global Ministries that connects the Christmas story with children of Nazareth and Bethlehem today.

Engage: Faith & Politics from The Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton supports conversation on the polarizing rhetoric surrounding the presidential election.

Gene Robinson will speak on Choice and the End of Life at the Westminster Town Hall Forum this evening.  The Compassion & Choices End-of-Life Information Center and Honoring Choices Minnesota provide resources.

The Christian Reformed Church offers several Faith Formation Toolkits on Faith Storytelling, Intergenerational Church, and more.

The Way of Love with Norman Wirzba, author of Food & Faith (Cambridge), is a film series from The Work of the People.  God Complex Radio also posts an interview with Wirzba.

In Hope for the Future (WJKP), Shannon Daley-Harris of the Children’s Defense Fund provides 12 meditations for those working to create a better world for children.

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We’ll keep adding to this list of current and recommended resources for Advent and Christmas.  The image is from the Illustrated Children’s Ministry 2016 Advent Coloring Posters.

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Cokesbury provides a chart of seasonal studies, featuring the new Down to Earth, The Redemption of Scrooge, and The Wonder of Christmas.
Darkwood Brew has two series of guided episodes for Advent:  Into this World and Wait Training.
The Work of the People offers Interrupted by Hope:  Turning Towards Advent, a series of 11 films with discussion guides, and more.
The Story of Christmas is a 45-minute animated video from Sparkhouse Family.
Contact the RCC for more information on these and other favorites for the season, like A Thrill of Hope, Advent Conspiracy (and its companion website), and Countering Pharaoh’s Production-Consumption Society Today with Walter Brueggemann.

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Gayle Boss, All Creation Waits (Paraclete, 2016).  video trailer
Walter Brueggemann, Names for the Messiah (WJKP, 2016).
Paula Gooder, Journey to the Manger (Fortress, 2016).
Pamela C. Hawkins, Prepare the Way (Upper Room, 2016).
Thomas Moore, The Soul of Christmas (Franciscan Media, 2016).
Robert Sabuda, The Christmas Story (Candlewick, 2016).
Ann Booth, Refuge (Nosy Cow, 2015).
Heidi Haverkamp, Advent in Narnia (WJKP, 2015).
Goodness and Light (Orbis, 2015).
James C. Howell, Why This Jubilee?  (Upper Room, 2015).
Paula Gooder and Peter Babington, Love Life, Live Advent (Church Publishing, 2015).
The Advent Coloring Calendar (Paraclete, 2015).
Sarah Arthur, Light Upon Light (Paraclete, 2014).
Jan Johnson, Taste and See (Upper Room, 2014).
Sybil MacBeth, The Season of the Nativity (Paraclete, 2014).
Feasting on the Word Advent Companion (WJKP, 2014).
Quinn G. Caldwell, All I Really Want (Abingdon, 2014).
Every Valley:  Advent with the Scriptures of Handel’s Messiah (WJKP, 2014).
Essential Advent (Pilgrim, 2014).
Enuma Okoro, Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent (Upper Room, 2012).
Richard Rohr, Preparing for Christmas (Franciscan Media, 2012).
Jan Richardson, Night Visions (Wanton Gospeller, 2010).
Check our LibraryThing display of books for the season: choose “Covers.”

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The Christmas Story is a video from the children of St. Paul’s Church, Auckland, New Zealand.
Building Faith posts on the Jesse Tree, Christmas Pageants, Advent in a Box, Reverse Advent worship stations, and more.
From Seamless Faith author Traci Smith:  5 simple spiritual practices for Advent, simple Advent prayer stations, Advent calendar ideas, 25 Writing Prompts for Advent, and more.
Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry offers 25 Advent Ideas and more, including a printable booklet for families, 24 Things to Do in Advent, and a printable Jesse Tree booklet.
Praying in Color provides Advent calendar templates and more.
Karen Ware Jackson posts Preparing for Christmas: A Guide for Busy Families.
Room in the Inn: Ideas for Celebrating Posadas is a free download from Forward Movement.
Theresa Cho outlines Advent interactive prayer station and intergenerational worship ideas, including a No Stress No Fuss Christmas Pageant and Worship:  part one and two.  Adam Walker Cleaveland  offers commentary in The Best Intergenerational Christmas Pageant Ever!
Cleaveland’s Advent Coloring Posters, and An Illustrated Advent for Families and more are available from Illustrated Children’s Ministry.
Worshiping with Children contributes Planning for Advent and Christmas.  See the topical index for more, including Why Children Need to Get to Church on Christmas Eve.
Learn the Christmas story by heart in twelve days, and see Advent videos, from Faith & Wonder.
Ahlan wa Sahlan! Welcome! Advent Stories for Children is a free curriculum from Global Ministries that connects the Christmas story with children of Nazareth and Bethlehem today.
Sharon Ely Pearson of Church Publishing provides Ideas, Activities and Resources for Advent & Christmas Year A.
Storypath tags children’s literature for Advent and Christmas.
Hanna Schock of Picture Book Theology suggests children’s literature for Advent and Christmas.
Sparkhouse Family offers Christmas resources and Instant Advent, a free daily video with discussion questions, an activity, and a prayer.
Practicing Families includes many posts on Advent and Christmas.
That Starry Night is a Christmas musical from Living the Questions.
Author Katherine Willis Pershey has written two pageant scripts.
Hope4CE posts A Christmas Participation Story.
Vicki Garlock discusses Interfaith Options for Christians at Advent in The Interfaith Observer.
Shine curriculum shares intergenerational events for Advent.
All God’s Children: The Church Family Gathers for Advent from GenOn Ministries supports intergenerational gatherings.
Good Ground Press features a free printable manger scene by Gertrud Mueller Nelson and a free online Advent Retreat.
In Home Faith Ideas is a list from Disciples Home Missions.
Reformed Church in America lists seasonal resources.
Spiritual Child Network offers ideas for Advent and Christmas.
Advent and Christmas Resources are from Kids Friendly.
Advent Children’s Chapel Liturgies are from Episcopal Relief and Development.
Reverse Advent Calendar is an idea from The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.
St. Nicholas Center provides resources for families and churches.  Check the “For Kids” tab too.  See more here.
Advent ideas from The Mad House include alternative calendars.
Christmas Lego Projects and more are gathered by Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls.
Candle Press has free weekly Advent discussion wheels and more for families.
Barnabas in Churches shares Advent ideas.
UMC Discipleship Ministries shares ideas for Advent Home Worship.
Made by Joel fashions a paper city nativity scene.
Drawn2BCreative offers Jesse Tree 3-D Printable Ornaments and more.
David R. Henson collects resources in Practicing Advent: A Guide for Parents and Families.
Rethinking Youth Ministry has two ebooks of seasonal Creative Youth Ministry Ideas.
The Thoughtful Christian offers downloadable studies for youth and adults.
Confirm Not Conform presents a Question a Day Advent Calendar.
Journey with Jesus gathers Advent poetry.
The Society of Saint John the Evangelist hosts a Global Advent Calendar.  Trinity Institute offers four short videos with reflection questions on water justice issues for Advent.  ChurchNext has a free class for Advent with Justin Welby, along with several other seasonal classes.  Seasonal resources from Forward Movement include an Advent calendar poster.  And ECF Vital Practices lists Advent resources.
Advent resources are gathered by The Text This Week.
Thirty Seconds or Less hosts Advent videos with discussion questions.
The Young Clergy Women Project posts a liturgy for Blue Christmas.
On Being invites reflections on the season of Advent.
Faith & Leadership posts on a Christmons ministry, and collects resources for Advent and Christmas.
The SALT Project offers an Advent Resource Round Up.
Art & Theology posts an Advent art slideshow and devotional.
Church Marketing Sucks posts ideas for Christmas, including their ebook, God Rest Ye Stressed Communicators.
Mental Health Ministries provides holiday resources.
LEAD supplies free print-ready Advent resources for worship and reflection.
A Sanctified Art offers an Advent Bundle.
Kristen E. Vincent explains Using Prayer Beads with the Upper Room Advent Litany.
The Advent Door is a blog from  Jan Richardson.
The PCUSA 2016 Advent Calendar is A Journey of Memories.
The Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar, from The Atlantic.
The Boy is a web resource including a short video from the Reformed Church in Hungary.
The
Patheos Advent Calendar blog shares poems, quotes, music and meditations.
Rachel Held Evans offers 26 Ideas for Advent and 28 Ideas for Advent.
Mustard Seed Associates has created an Advent Activity Guide for Families and Kids, an Advent Photo-Challenge, and a resource guide for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.
Spirituality & Practice suggests E-Courses and spiritual practices for Advent.
Advent in 2 Minutes is a video from Busted Halo.
#pictureAdvent is a collection of seasonal resources from the UMC.
UMC CEF links free printable Advent calendars in English and Spanish.
A More Empowering Gift Give-Away and 10 Ways to Reach Unchurched People at Christmas are posts from Lewis Center for Leadership.
The UMC presents resources for Advent and Christmas.
Four Great Outreach Ideas for Advent are from United Methodist Communications.
#rendtheheavens is a digital advent calendar with daily prompts.
Advent Resources and Advent on the Brain are public Facebook groups.

 

 

 

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Faith at Home: A Handbook for Cautiously Christian Parents (Church Publishing) by Wendy Claire Barrie supports family conversation and practice.

Flame: Creative Children’s Ministry offers a printable worship styles survey with ideas for each style.  David M. Csinos also explores children’s spiritual styles in the Lifelong Faith Journal.

Small group video resources from Darkwood Brew include By This Way of Life, a master series based on the Phoenix Affirmations.  Preview Darkwood Brew DVDs from the RCC.

Traci Smith, author of Seamless Faith: Simple Practices for Daily Family Life (Chalice), describes How to Plan a Churchwide Gratitude Challenge.  Spirituality & Practice offers Thanksgiving practices.

In Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade (Northfield), Gary Chapman applies the five love languages to people with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers.

Love Warrior author and Momastery founder Glennon Doyle Melton will speak at the Westminster Town Hall Forum this evening.  Video recordings are available in the Forum’s archive.

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In More Than Enough (WJKP), Lee Hull Moses reflects on living abundantly in a culture of excess.  Download a discussion guide, worship planning guide, and sample.  Practicing Families provides an excerpt.  With Bromleigh McCleneghan, Moses has written Hopes and Fears:  Everyday Theology for New Parents and Other Tired, Anxious People (Rowman & Littlefield).

Adam Ericksen of Teaching Nonviolent Atonement shares his weekly videos on lectionary passages for parents and children.  He also hosts the Bible Matters video series.

The CEB Women’s Bible features profiles of Biblical women and articles by 80 women scholars, pastors and novelists across denominations.  Request a print sample of Ephesians.

13TH, a documentary from Selma Director Ava DuVernay, recounts the history of racism in the United States and the creation of the prison industrial complex.  The New York Times review includes a video interview with DuVernay.

Raven ReViews Election 2016 presents video interviews with Melvin Bray, Brian McLaren, and others.  Bray speaks on “Am I a Racist? Confronting Our Blind Spots.  He reimagines Biblical stories in the forthcoming Better:  Waking Up to Who We Could Be (Chalice).  McLaren joins William Barber, Walter Brueggemann, Lisa Sharon Harper and other contributors in the free, updated Progressive Christian Voter’s Guide (Chalice).  And Progressive Youth Ministry suggests What We Can Teach Teens from Last Night’s Debate.

With an outdoor pizza oven, Hamline Church moves its altar to the front lawn and invites the neighbors.

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Katherine Willis Pershey, author of Very Married (Herald), will preach and discuss the book in the Twin Cities October 9 and 10.  In a cover story, The Christian Century provides an excerpt.

Photographer John Noltner combines art and storytelling to document what peace means to Americans in A Peace of My Mind: American Stories.  Featuring interviews with 52 Minnesotans, Noltner’s first book is accompanied by videos and guides for education and study.

The Presbytery of Philadelphia recaps Money, Mission and Media, a conversation with Keith Anderson, Adam Copeland and Mihee Kim-Kort, offering a summary article, audio from the event, and recommended resources.

In The Road Back to You (IVP), Ian Morgan Cron and Susan Stabile discuss the Enneagram and its connections with Christian spirituality.  A study guide is available.  A weekly podcast includes interviews with Nadia Bolz-Weber, Science Mike, and other spiritual types.  And in Faith & Leadership, Christopher L. Heuertz explains What I’ve Learned from the Enneagram.

The Divine Dance (Whitaker House) by Richard Rohr with Mike Morrell explores the early Christian image of the Trinity as a circle dance.  The Work of the People offers a 15 film series with Rohr on the Trinity and transformation, and a series of 7 film clips is available on YouTube.

Lillian Daniel is Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To (FaithWords).

Contact us with any resource questions:  info@rcc-mn.org.  And please note this new gathering, First Thursday Evenings at the RCC:
Many volunteers and part-time church staff working with young people are unable to attend their denominational meetings during the day.  Beginning in October, the Resource Center for Churches is hosting a First Thursday evening gathering of faith formation leaders across denominations.  We’ll check new resources, chat about vital topics, address questions and support one another in ministry.  Staff and volunteer leaders are welcome to attend between 6:30 and 8pm on Thursday, October 6 and every First Thursday of the program year.  We are located in the Minnesota Church Center at 122 W Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.  Contact Lizabeth with questions:  info@rcc-mn.org.

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Blessed to be a Blessing: Sacred Circle Time for Young Children (Discipleship Resources) by Leanne Hadley is an accessible curriculum that helps children experience God through ritual, wonder, story, prayer, and blessing.

Gleaning wisdom and meaning from the beloved series, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text is a weekly podcast hosted by Vanessa Zoltan, Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard, and Casper ter Kuile of How We Gather.

Following their free small group studies on Loving Our Muslim Neighbors, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota offers And Who is My Neighbor, a study on racial equity.

6 Ways to Jumpstart Leadership Formation, a post from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, excerpts The Passionate Church (Abingdon) by Mike Slaughter and Karen Perry Smith.  Thomas G. Bandy explores types of leaders in Spiritual Leadership (Abingdon).

Practicing Families hosts recent posts on family activities for World Communion Sunday, a closed Facebook group for middle school parents, and a Prayer Walk.  Christ Walk Kids (Church Publishing) by Anna Fitch Courie is a resource on spiritual walking for tweens and teens.

Backed by extensive research from widely diverse congregations, Growing Young (Baker) by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder and Brad Griffin of Fuller Youth Institute recommends six strategies for engaging young people and shares a resource library.

Contact us with any resource questions:  info@rcc-mn.org.  And please note this new gathering, First Thursday Evenings at the RCC:
Many volunteers and part-time church staff working with young people are unable to attend their denominational meetings during the day.  Beginning in October, the Resource Center for Churches is hosting a First Thursday evening gathering of faith formation leaders across denominations.  We’ll check new resources, chat about vital topics, address questions and support one another in ministry.  Staff and volunteer leaders are welcome to attend between 6:30 and 8pm on Thursday, October 6 and every First Thursday of the program year.  We are located in the Minnesota Church Center at 122 W Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.  Contact Lizabeth with questions:  info@rcc-mn.org.

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In Questions Preachers Ask (WJKP), Barbara Brown Taylor, Richard Lischer, and other well-known authors address practical questions.  Jin S. Kim, Pastor of the Church of All Nations in Minneapolis and founder of Underground Seminary, participates in a round-table discussion of the question, “How do we preach to faith communities that are highly diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, class, theological background, sexual orientation, and more?”

Speaking to the power of love in the face of hate and racism, We Stand With Love is developing small group resources, conversation prompts, Sunday School lessons and other curricula, playlists, a start-up kit, and more from a wide group of voices.

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship recaps their conference on including people of all abilities in worship with Barbara J. Newman, author of Accessible Gospel, Inclusive Church and Autism and Your Church.

Healing Justice is a conference September 23-24 hosted by The Center for Sustainable Justice.

Mental Health Ministries offers resources for Mental Illness Awareness Week and Veterans Day.

The Interfaith Observer has been relaunched with a new website.  Their collection of Opportunities & Resources include Harvard’s Pluralism Project, a reflection guide for voters from Faith in Public Life, and interfaith curriculum resources from Scarboro Missions.

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updated November 2019

Here is a list of resources on race and privilege gathered from our partner churches.  Contact us with your recommendations.

Cracking the Codes:  The System of Racial Inequity is a film with a Conversation Guide from World Trust.   A Trip to the Grocery Store is a free vignette from the film, accompanied by a discussion guide.
World Trust offers a series of film clips with discussion questions on racism and on justice and healing.  See their YouTube channel.
World Trust also offers How to Talk to Your Kids about Race, a two-hour home study with film clips, activities, and resources.  Healing Justice is the most recent film from World Trust.  See their tips for discussion.

Dialogues On:  Race (Sparkhouse) is a seven-week DVD study with leader guide and participant book.  White Savior is a documentary exploring the historic relationship between racism and American Christianity.

Raising Race Conscious Children is a resource for talking about race with young children.

Let’s Talk about Privilege is a set of three lessons for grades 1-5 from the Christian Reformed Church.

The Conversation We Must Have with Our White Children is a post from Courtney Martin of On Being.

Do’s and Don’t for Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Young Children is a post from Ijumaa Jordan.

Teaching about Race, Racism and Police Violence is a collection of resources from Teaching Tolerance.  Free film kits include a new film, An Outrage.

The Elephant in the Room: Conversations about Race with Youth is a series of videos with Evelyn Parker from Yale Youth Ministry Institute.

Engage from The Institute for Youth Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary supports conversation with youth on contemporary topics, including race and mass incarceration.

Take the 30 Day Race Challenge from Jody Wiley Fernando.

In Under Our Skin, a video project from The Seattle Times, 18 people explain what terms like “microaggression” and “white fragility” mean to them.

Covenantal Restoration is a 12-film series on race and faith from The Work of the People.

Vital Conversations on Racism with Robin DiAngelo is a video from the UMC with discussion guide and quiz.  The General Commission on Religion and Race provides more videos and discussion guides, as well as resources on mass violence fueled by white supremacy.  More resources are available on DiAngelo’s website.  She speaks here on How white people prevent racial justice, and what they can do about it.

Fear of the Other is a DVD study from William Willimon.

Holding Up Your Corner (Abingdon) is a DVD study with F. Willis Johnson.  Facilitating Difficult Conversations is an excerpt.

Moving Faith Communities to Fruitful Conversations about Race is a four-part video series from Wesley Theological Seminary.

The UCC offers White Privilege – Let’s Talk and is introducing Sacred Conversations to End Racism, an 8-week curriculum.

Sacred Ground is a film-based dialogue series on race and faith from The Episcopal Church.

And Who is My Neighbor is a study on racial equity from Lutheran Social Service of MN.

Trinity Institute 2016 provides videos on racial justice with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Kelly Brown Douglas and others.

ChurchNext offers online classes on racial justice with Michael Curry, Kelly Brown Douglas, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, and Jennifer Harvey.

Highlighting specific issues of inequity, What is Systemic Racism? is a short video series from Race Forward.  The Racial Justice Collaborative in Theological Education has curated a list of short videos and other digital resources.

Center for Courage & Renewal supports Telling Our Stories in Trustworthy Spaces.

Storying to Build an Atmosphere of Trust and Mutual Respect is a post from the APCE Advocate.

Showing Up for Racial Justice provides a Faith Action Kit.

I Am Not Your Negro is a documentary about James Baldwin, directed by Raoul Peck.

13TH, a documentary from Selma Director Ava DuVernay, recounts the history of racism in the United States and the creation of the prison industrial complex.

Seeing White is a 14-part documentary podcast exploring whiteness in America, from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke.  The Invention of Race is an audio documentary from Duke.

Jim Crow of the North from Twin Cities PBS explores the origins of housing segregation in Minneapolis.

How to Talk about Race is a January 2018 podcast from MPR News with Kerri Miller.

The Talk is a documentary about the increasingly necessary conversation between parents of color and their children.

Race – The Power of an Illusion is a documentary exploring the assumptions we hold.

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack is a classic essay by Peggy McIntosh.

How God as Trinity Dissolves Racism is a Sojourners article by Richard Rohr.

Short films from SALT include Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survivial, I Have a Dream, and Strange Fruit.

Facing Racism resources from the PC(USA) include study materials on The Confession of Belhar.

Popular Books
My Grandmother’s Hands
by Resmaa Menakem
White Fragility by Robin DiAngleo
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo     Talks at Google
Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey
Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving
study materials from Young Clergy Women Project
Anxious To Talk About It:  Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully About Racism by Carolyn B. Helsel       Ten Myths
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
The Inner Work of Racial Justice by Rhonda V. Magee
Mindful of Race by Ruth King          excerpt
How to Be Less Stupid about Race by Crystal M. Fleming
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?  by Beverly Daniel Tatum:  updated edition will release September 2017
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, see study guides
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Dear White Christians by Jennifer Harvey
A Good Time for the Truth:  Race in Minnesota
Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G.I. Hart
support for discussion from RevGalBlogPals
Ferguson and Faith by Leah Gunning Francis
The Third Reconstruction by William J. Barber II
Forward Together by Barber
Stand Your Ground by Kelly Brown Douglas
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone; study guides available
But I Don’t See You as Asian:  Curating Conversations on Race by Bruce Reyes-Chow
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson; interview
America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis
White Rage by Carol Anderson
White Like Me by Tim Wise:  see recent video
Fear of the Other by William Willimon
The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
26 Books to Support Conversation on Race, Racism & Resistance, from Medium
Children’s Books that Tackle Race and Ethnicity, from the New York Times
A Bibliography on Prejudice, Tolerance and Diversity from Storypath
What Writers of Color Say We All Should Read Now, from the StarTribune