“He has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God.” ~ Micah 6:8 (CEB)
Resources to #DoJustice
In the wake of the social and racial upheaval we are experiencing in the US, McCormick Theological Seminary offers the following links to sites, sermons, recommended reading and other resources collected on this page for you.
We invite you to share resources you have created or found helpful to add to this page. You may send sermons, videos, suggested books, and any tools you wish to share here by sending them to Lisa Dagher at email@example.com. With your help, this page will be updated with additional resources on a regular basis.
Thank you in advance for your submissions and participation. We sincerely hope that the resources found on this page encourage and assist you in your ministry context. #MTSLeaders
“Lessons from Paul, Pink Salmon, and Black Folks”, sermon by Rev. Veronica Johnson.
Documentaries by McCormick alum, David Barnhart:
Flint: The Poisoning of an American City (to be released in late 2019 with special previews in Flint, September 12 and at McCormick Days October 18)
The Bible’s Yes to Same Sex Marriage, An Evangelical’s Change of Heart, Mark Achtemeier
The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander
Eucharist and Globalization, Claudio Carlvalhaes
The Cross and the Lynching Tree, James Cone
Burying White Privilege, Resurrecting a Badass Christianity, Miguel De la Torre
White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo
Strength for the Struggle, Joseph Ellwanger
Journeys into Justice, Nile Harper
Waking up White, Debby Irving
Race in a Post-Obama America, David Maxwell and Otis Moss, III (with Frank Yamada, Laura Cheifetz and other contributors)
Radical Discipleship, Jenny McBride
Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation, and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico, Ed Morales
Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World, Otis Moss III
Sacred Ground, Eboo Patel/p>
America’s Original Sin, Jim Wallis
Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus, Reggie Williams
Other recommended reading:
John Greenberg blog on Citizenship and Justice: Syllabus for White People to Educate Themselves.
"Unless the Cry Is Heard, the City Will Not Flourish" keynote address at McCormick Days, October 20, 2016, by Dr. Allan Boesak. “…God becomes the poor and oppressed, wounded by the injustices inflicted upon them. Furthermore, Calvin speaks of all those “who cannot bear injustice.” In other words, not only those upon whom injustice is inflicted, but those who cry out on their behalf, and therefore do what is right and just. In their cry as well God hears Godself, and in their doing of justice the wounds of God are healed.”