As we continue to mourn the tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME Church last week, and as our nation continues to struggle with issues around race, here are some resources you might find helpful.
In my sermon from last Sunday, I reflected on Charleston in light of Psalm 27.
This joint letter from the leadership of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North Carolina and South Carolina calls us to a time of prayer.
The North Carolina Council of Churches issued this statement.
Pre-Post-Racial: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines is written by Disciples pastor Sandhya Jha and tells stories from a variety of people who face questions of race every day.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander, is an eye-opening look at the systems that allow racism to continue.
The Charleston Syllabus provides a long list of additional reading. Don’t let the length of the list overwhelm you. Pick one and start there.
Here’s some news about a local group here in Greensboro working for change.
Let’s read, pray, and work together. May our efforts and our prayers help us to ever be a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
— Lee Hull Moses