Reconciliation

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. 

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."

Children's Multicultural Books

 

Justice Connections

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Resources "Best ofs"
Best Intergenerational Approach
Talking to Kids about the Poor People's Campaign
 
Best Podcast
But Why Live: A Discussion About Race And Racism
 

Best Quick Parent Reference
Talking Race With Young Children

Best Family Blog
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.

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

Best Overall Resource
Learning for Justice (previously Teaching Tolerance): Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children.

 

For Adult Family Members:

White Privilege: Let's Talk - A Resource for Transformational Dialogue

The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World

by Lydia Wylie-Kellermann  (Editor)


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.

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.


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


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

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 Children The 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.
 

This page was last updated by WS 7/21