Breaking the Cycle: Anti-Racism Resources

What does it mean to “demonstrate by word and deed” our commitment to being one in Jesus Christ? It means, in part, white individuals must educate ourselves, have conversations with each other, and figure out how we can work to create a more just, equitable, and loving society. To help with this process, we have gathered resources intended to begin anti-racism work either individually or with your church community.

MCSP Communication and Resources



Click here to view resources available through the BCM’s Resource Center.


Personal Growth:

  • Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism | Carolyn B. Helsel
  • Healing Racial Divides: Finding Strength in Our Diversity | Terrell Carter
  • Stakes Is High: Race, Faith, and Hope for America | Michael W. Waters
  • Sustaining Hope in an Unjust World: How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up | Timothy Charles Murphy
  • Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening Community | Leah Gunning Frances
  • Pre-Post-Racial America: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines | Sandhya Rani Jha
  • For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre | Sharon Risher
  • Outlandish: An Unlikely Messiah, a Messy Ministry, and the Call to Mobilize | Derek Penwell
  • Inclusion: Making Room for Grace | Eric H. Law
  • I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness | Austin Channing Brown
  • Dear Church: A Love Letter From A Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in America | Lenny Duncan
  • Between The World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The New Jim Crow; Mass Incarceration in The Age Of Colorblindness | Michelle Alexander
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption | Bryan Stevenson
  • Good White Racist? Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice | Kerry Connelly
  • Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice | Gregory C. Ellison II
  • Where Do We Go from Here? | Barna

Preaching and Congregational Development:

  • Preaching about Racism: A Guide for Faith Leaders | Carolyn B. Helsel
  • Preaching as Resistance: Voices of Hope, Justice, and Solidarity | Phil Snider
  • Ten Essential Strategies for Becoming a Multiracial Congregation | Jacqueline J. Lewis & John Janka
  • Recovering from Un-Natural Disasters: A Guide for Pastors and Congregations after Violence and Trauma | Laurie Kraus,  David Holyan, &  Bruce Wismer
  • Better Together | Barna

Flims and Videos



Group Studies






Other Resouce Lists

Resources to Fight White Supremacy and How to Begin the Antiracism Journey

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Talking with Children

Thanks to the Rev. Suzanne Parker Miller for her help in curating this comprehensive list. Click here to view more resources collected by Suzanne.