2020 Responses

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a pro-reconciliation, anti-racism denomination. For years we have gathered resources to help families, youth, children, and young adults find ways to engage in conversations and learning that break down these hurtful walls. Below are some of the newer resources for families, children, youth and young adults. 

Children's Books:

(Toddler) Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi  

The ABCs of Diversity: Helping Kids (and Ourselves!) Embrace Our Differences​ by Carolyn B. HelselY. Joy Harris-Smith
Previous Suggestions, Newer Suggestions
Not My Idea
by Anastasia Higginbotham

Activity Book: FREE Civil Rights Activity Book for Children: The Southern Poverty Law Center's Civil Rights Memorial Center (CRMC

Videos:

Systemic Racism Explained (Older Elementary/Youth)
Animation Series: Something Happened In Our Town

Sesame Street and Racism (Younger Kids)
 

Podcast

But Why Live: A Discussion About Race And Racism 

Talking Race With Young Children

Raising White Kids' Author On How White Parents Can Talk About Race (Book: Raising White Kids by Jennifer Harvey)

Parenting for the Liberation: virtual community that connects, inspires, and uplifts Black folks as they navigate and negotiate raising Black children within the social and political context of the US.

Articles/Resources: 

Helping young people grieve and take action (Youth) Fuller Institute

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

Illustrated Ministries Updated Resources (Books, Articles, Podcasts, and more!)

Spitfire Club Resources

Family Conversations: Race and Racism (Articles, Books, etc.) correlated by Tanya Eustace Campen 

Curriculum: CommUNITY AlliesVBS work in anti-racism, inclusion and social justice (more below)


 

Reconciliation Ministry

"It is the vision of Reconciliation Ministry to build just communities by breaking down the walls within our church which separate us.  We claim a new reality in which we live into God’s realm by celebrating our unity, affirming the cultural traditions of each member of the body of Christ and working together for justice to ensure radical welcome and access to God’s abundant resources."

For Adult Family Members

Embrace Race: We are building an online community to discuss and share best practices for raising and caring for kids, all kids, in the context of race.

InCulture Parent: Online magazine for parents raising little global citizens. Centered around culture, tradition and language, we feature articles on parenting around the world and raising multicultural and multilingual (also bicultural and bilingual) children.

For Young People

Kid World Citizen: Becky developed KWC to be able to share the educational activities that she has used in her classroom and at home with my 4 children to increase global and cultural awareness. You will find an ever-expanding database of age-appropriate, fun activities gathered from around the world that are organized by topic and by country.
KWC: The Sneeches by Dr. Seuss: Anti-Racism Lessons and Discussion

 

SoulPancake We create content, across various platforms, that explores life's big questions, celebrates humanity, and champions creativity. And we do it with integrity, heart, and humor.

Example: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President

Young People's MinistriesResources gathered for youth ministry and race conversations.

Road to Racial Justice: Board Game for teenagers and young adults. 

Children's Multicultural Books

For Leaders

Healing from Violence Bibliography: Resources for Nonviolent Conflict Transformation, Diversity Appreciation, and Peacemaking Stories

 

Teaching Tolerance: Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children.

We provide free educational materials to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. Our self-titled magazine is sent to 450,000 educators twice annually, and tens of thousands of educators use our free curricular kits.

More Interfaith and Ecumenical Resources

Online Articles and Resources

UrbanFaith: If you’re looking for an “urban” Christian perspective on the people, news, and ideas that are shaping our lives today, you’ve logged onto the right site.

End Violence Against ChildrenThe Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children is a unique public-private collaboration that includes United Nations agencies, governments, industry, regional bodies, civil society, young people, advocates and champions, all focused on one thing: making the world safe for children.

Faith for Justice: Faith for Justice is a coalition of Christian activists pursuing the biblical call to action in the public sphere.

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice.

 

For more resources go to Reconciliation Ministry

For more justice connections and information, Justice Connections

 
 
 

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317-713-2641

Ministries Across Generations

Disciples Home Missions

PO Box 1986, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1986

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