[Editor’s note: We have compiled a list of resources to get you started with engaging with racial injustice. We cannot vet all resources exhaustively as this list is meant to inspire your own engagement and not meant to be descriptive of P2C-Students’ official stance. Most of these resources specifically focus on the issue of anti-black racism, many through an American lens. We have highlighted below which resources are Canadian, speaking to these issues within our own Canadian communities. 

We have not included many resources regarding Indigenous Peoples in Canada in this list, while we do acknowledge the ongoing reality of systemic racism in Canada against Indigenous Peoples. We hope to share more helpful resources and speak into this issue in the future. 

We have also highlighted which resources come from a Christian or Biblical lens for those who are interested.

We have organized this list in subsections, depending on where you may be on your journey. You may be just learning about racism for the first time. You may need to press into lament and healing from acts of racism against you. You may also be ready to engage in acts and conversations around racial restoration and justice. 

If you have never experienced the impact of racism personally, we invite you not to treat this topic as a conceptual, theoretical, or academic debate. These are real experiences, of real people, with real emotions. We encourage you to engage thoughtfully and seek to listen and understand before you seek to be understood. 

Please couple this list with your own research and discernment.] 

Learning about Racism

Books

  • White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ljoema Olno
  • The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole 🇨🇦
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
  • The Next Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
  • Between the World and Me by Tanehisi Coates
  • They Said This Would Be Fun by Eternity Martis 🇨🇦
  • Policing Black Lives by Robyn Maynard 🇨🇦
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White by Daniel Hill ✝️
  • I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown ✝️
  • Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith ✝️

Videos

  • Uncomfortable conversations with a black man by Emmanuel Acho

Podcasts

Lament and Healing

Books

  • Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times by Soong-Chan Rah ✝️
  • Healing Racial Trauma by Sheila Wise Rowe ✝️
  • Healing Our Broken Humanity by Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill ✝️

Racial Reconciliation and Justice

Books

  • Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison ✝️
  • Compassion & Conviction by Justin Giboney, Michael Wear, and Chris Butler ✝️ (pre-order release set for July 21)
  • Beyond Colorblind: Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey by Sarah Shin ✝️
  • Becoming a Just Church: Cultivating Communities of God’s Shalom by Adam L. Gustine ✝️
  • Beyond Hashtag Activism by Mae Elise Cannon ✝️
  • Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Reform by John Pfaff
  • Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores by Dominique Gilliard ✝️
  • Welcoming Justice: God’s Movement Toward Beloved Community by Charles Marsh and John M. Perkins ✝️

Videos

  • Become The Bridge | A Conversation With Pastor Steven Furtick & Pastor John Gray ✝️
  • Racial Reconciliation // Relationship Goals Reloaded (Part 6) (Michael Todd) ✝️
  • Grace, Justice, & Mercy: An Evening with Bryan Stevenson & Rev. Tim Keller ✝️

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