If someone had told me in January what the year 2020 would look like, I would have laughed. We are definitely not laughing now… We are struggling! The year has brought so many changes and so many questions. All people, but especially people of faith, have so many questions, challenges, and opportunities to stretch and grow. This page is not meant to tell you how to think. It is meant to help you struggle as you think.
Please take some time to read or watch. Please take some time in prayer. Please take some time having meaningful conversations in a safe environment. This is our world. Can we stay in the struggle to notice where God is at work in our midst?
What can you do?
We listen for the voice of Jesus in our private acts of devotion and our public acts of worship.
- The Upper Room has collected resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.
- Prayers for the Healing of a Nation – Discipleship Ministries
- No justice. No peace: Devotion written in response to George Floyd’s murder
- Turning to God in Days of Trouble is a prayer for difficult days.
We begin our work by joining hands and hearts to journey side by side.
- Read White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo. Or watch her speak. Other titles at Cokesbury.com.
- A United Methodist Pastor in Ferguson, Missouri, offers helpful tips for talking about race.
- The General Commission on Religion and Race offers several video series to encourage discussion.
- Discipleship Ministries offers some great resources.
- Seek diverse blogs, podcasts, news outlets, and new relationships.
For Your Children
Our children are our future and a bright light.
- Go Minno–Love Your Neighbor: Family Resources on Racial Injustice https://www.gominno.com/blog/family-resources-on-racial-injustice
- Cokesbury Kids also has Deep Blue Anti-Racism Lessons you can download