Pastor John recommends four books he read for continuing education:
- How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice, by Jemar Tisby
- So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
- The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, by Jemar Tisby
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein
“William Barber on Faith and Politics” – The New Yorker Radio, WNYC Studios
“Climate Justice Can’t Happen Without Racial Justice” – TED Talk by David Lammy
Peace Lutheran Church Sermons on Racial Justice
“Transforming Tacoma – Tacoma Civil Rights Project: Remembering Our Past, Reshaping Our Destiny”
“We Need to Talk about Injustice” – TED Talk by human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson
“The Cross and the Lynching Tree: A Requiem for Ahmaud Arbery,” by Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, a powerful sermon about America’s Original Sin of racism — how we might repent of it and be healed from it.
Opportunities to Engage in Anti-Racist Work – This is a time for deep reflection and action for justice. Check out these resources provided by Julia Kagochi from Peace to help you discern how God is calling you to respond personally.