Social Justice Sunday School

Our group meets in person in Room 219 after worship ends. We have a friendly, informal and welcoming group that is easy to be part of. If you would like to attend, you are welcome! To learn more about this group, please contact Dr. Linda Solis

We also have a group on Realm (our online community) and Facebook. 
 

Previous Studies: 

April/May 2021: Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians by Austen Hartke You can buy the book here. 

January – March 2021: The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism” by Jemar Tisby. We encourage you to pick up a copy from your local bookstore, but you can find it online here

2020: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by Pastor James H. Cone
The author writes, “The cross has been transformed into a harmless, non-offensive ornament that Christians wear around their necks. Rather than reminding us of the “cost of discipleship,” it has become a form of “cheap grace,” an easy way to salvation that doesn’t force us to confront the power of Christ’s message and mission. Until we can see the cross and the lynching tree together, until we can identify Christ with a “re-crucified” black body hanging from a lynching tree, there can be no genuine understanding of Christian identity in America, and no deliverance from the brutal legacy of slavery and white supremacy.”

Recommended Reading/Watching:

Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy by Rachel Ricketts – View on Amazon

Chanequa Walker-Barnes at TheoEd Talks: Pathological Whiteness – Watch on YouTube

We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina Love – View on Amazon

One Night in Miami… movie directed by Regina King – Watch on Amazon Prime

More Movies: Harriet, Remember the Titans (Disney), Just Mercy, Marshall, 13th (Netflix), I Am Not Your Negro (Netflix), When They See Us (4-part series on Netflix), Malcolm X (1992), The Great Debaters, Blackkklansman, American Skin

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