Dismantling structural racism begins with education. We have compiled resources on income inequality, educational disparities, criminal justice inequalities, housing discrimination, and government policies that have contributed to modern structural racism, which we can use to open our hearts and minds to a greater understanding of the impact of racism in our communities.
Expanding Your Anti-Racist Toolbox
The resources featured on this page are intended to help individuals who want to increase their understandings of structural racism and how to address racism from a faith perspective.
If you have a resource to share or don’t see one that would be helpful for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Matthew 25” in the subject line.
Waste, Race, and a Matthew 25 Environment
The Peace & Justice and Adult Education Committees recently presented this special four-week class examining the narratives surrounding our current waste disposal and recycling systems and their function in ordering environmental perception. Within these systems, waste remains hidden, while certain minority communities experience greater and disproportionate health risks. We also explored the role of the church in addressing these issues.
Well Chosen Words
What we say can have great impact. Some words are rooted in love and some in hate, but regardless of intent, words should be chosen carefully. As we strive to place the appropriate importance on our words and understand how they can affect each of us differently, we offer this guide prepared by the PC(USA) Presbyterian Mission Agency.
Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation
Bread for the world, a nonpartisan Christian organization working to end hunger around the world, created an interactive tool to help show the connections between racial equality, hunger, poverty, and wealth. It walks participants through federal policies from our past and present to illustrate how structural inequalities have developed between races in areas such as education, home ownership, and business loans. By understanding our history, we will be better prepared to identify and develop fair, effective solutions to the racial wealth gap and systemic poverty in our county. We invite you to download a detailed Policy Packet which provides complete details about the simulation.
This simulation was offered to the entire congregation during five sessions this summer.
DPC In Action
October 20, 2021