Forging authentic relationships to eliminate the existing racial divide in our communities and churches.
About Allies for Racial JusticeBuilding Bridges of Understanding
Members from St. James United Methodist and The Church of the Resurrection plan events together like cookouts and football watch parties to break bread together and share fun times, build relationships, and talk about moving forward to reflect the Kingdom of God in the world.
We must work to put aside fears, biases, and prejudices that have come from our separation. These changes will not happen overnight. We are called to intentionally engage with one another and move out of our comfort zones to love each other, as Jesus commands, as we love ourselves.
Recommended ResourcesThese videos, books and other resources are excellent guides to having conversations about racial reconciliation.
"Our Divided City"
"KC Race and Equity Initiative: Socialization and Bias" 10/30/2018
"KC Race and Equity Initiative: Starting the Conversation" 8/29/2018
"Building the Troost Wall: Structural Racism in Kansas City"
"Understanding Others", Rev. Emanuel Cleaver III sermon
Rev. Adam Hamilton's Sermon: Stand Together
"Vital Conversations" with Dr. Robin DiAngelo
"Race: The Power of an Illusion" (excerpt)
"Elements that Hinder and Help Fruitful Dialogue on Issues of Race", Rev. David Anderson Hooker
TED Talk: Walk Toward Your Biases
TEDtalks 2012: Bryan Stevenson, "We Need to Talk about Injustice"
Racial Reconciliation Conference 2017: Daniel Hill
Debby Irving – 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
Creating effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege and leadership is like any lifestyle change.
For 21 days, participants will do one action to further their understanding of power, privilege, oppression, and equity.
Dividing Lines: A History of Segregation in Kansas City
Journey through the history of segregation in the Kansas City metro, primarily through its real estate. The tour is designed so that you can safely drive through the city at your own pace while hearing stories about each area you travel through.